Jewish Identity, Jewish Education and Experience of the Kibbutz in Israel

By David Mittelberg, Lilach Lev Ari

Routledge, September 1995

In this paper the authors examine the role of the Israeli kibbutz experience as an agent of informal education in cross-cultural settings, acting as a transformative agent of ethnic identity. The study presents, through comparative longitudinal analysis of data gathered from 238 Oren Kibbutz Institute alumni, the changes in Jewish identity and values of young North American Jews between their arrival in Israel and the conclusion of the kibbutz program, as well as after they have returned to their home country. The transformative role of the Israeli kibbutz experience contributes independently and cumulatively to the formative role of home background, Jewish schooling and previous visits to Israel.

Topic: Kibbutzim, Young Adults, Jewish Identification, Israel Attachment, Informal Education, Israel Experience, Data, Research, Identity Formation, Values

Name of Publication: Journal of Moral Education

Editor: Taylor, Monica J.

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.3

Page Number(s): 327-344

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mittelberg, David. Lev Ari, Lilach. Jewish Identity, Jewish Education and Experience of the Kibbutz in Israel. Journal of Moral Education. Routledge. September 1995: 327-344.


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