What We Know About American Jewish Youth and Young Adults: Some Implications for Birthright Israel

By Steven M. Cohen, Barry Chazan

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2000

The effort to bring many more American Jewish young people to Israel demands sensitivity to the new realities of contemporary American Jewish youth, including:  awareness of the ever-changing demography of the 14- to 26-year-old age group; distinguishing among teenagers, college students, and young adults in promoting the Israel experience; approaching young Jews as American consumers and American young people; thinking of Jewish identity in terms of a broad spectrum of expressions, rather than as either affiliated or unaffiliated; accounting for the new Israel that 21st century Jewish youth will experience; and recognizing that visiting Israel continues to be the exception and not the rule for the bulk of American Jewry.



Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Identification, Israel Experience

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 77/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Chazan, Barry. What We Know About American Jewish Youth and Young Adults: Some Implications for Birthright Israel. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2000: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2300


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