What is Informal Jewish Education?

By Barry Chazan

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1991

By examining activities usually regarded as examples of informal education and determining their common characteristics, a definition of informal Jewish education can be developed. The rigid distinction between formal and informal Jewish education is artificial and harmful and should be discarded. Both forms of education transmit knowledge and strengthen Jewish identity. Similarly, informal Jewish education and Jewish communal service are complementary activities.

Topic: Education, Outreach, Religion

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 67/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Chazan, Barry. What is Informal Jewish Education?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1991: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3200


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