Generating Jewish Connections: Conversations with Jewish Teenagers, Their Parents, and Jewish Educators and Thinkers

By Sylvia Barack Fishman

Brandeis University Press, 2007

The author discusses research on the impact of formal and informal Jewish education during the teen years. Every additional hour of Jewish education past the bar/bat mitzvah makes the adults they become incrementally more likely to create Jewish homes of their own, the author explains, but previous research has not illuminated why this is so. She explores the question of why Jewish education is effective by analyzing interviews with sixteen Jewish educators, eighty-one teenagers, and twenty parents, confronting the reasons behind the quantitative facts, and exploring the ways in which Jewish teenagers, their parents, and their educators perceive diverse Jewish educational experiences and milieus.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Education, Study

Name of Publication: Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice

Editor: Jack Wertheimer

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Genre: Book Chapter

Language: English

Copyright Holder: University Press of New England, Lebanon, NH (reprinted with permission).

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Bibliographic Information:
Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Generating Jewish Connections: Conversations with Jewish Teenagers, Their Parents, and Jewish Educators and Thinkers. Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice. Brandeis University Press. 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3560


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