Step-Parenting: What the Jewish Communal Professional Should Know

By Nathalie Friedman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Skirball Institute on American Values, October 1996

This pamphlet examines the issue of remarriage and step-parenting with respect to Jewish observance and involvement. With remarriage, children are shuttled between parents who may have very different ideas about the value of Jewish involvement. And, at the same time, the new stepparent may further complicate matters with his or her own style of, or lack of, Jewish commitment. As a result, children of divorce and remarriage are likely to be confused or, at best, ambivalent about their Jewish selves. This confusion and ambivalence may weaken the fabric of Jewish identity and preclude the transmission of Jewish values to the next generation.

Topic: Parenthood, Continuity, Religious Observance, Divorce, Family, Marriage, Jewish Continuity, Values

Page Number(s): 1-27

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Genre: Pamphlet

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Friedman, Nathalie. Step-Parenting: What the Jewish Communal Professional Should Know. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Skirball Institute on American Values. October 1996: 1-27. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13704


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