Passing on the Message: Children and Synagogue Life

By Samuel C. Heilman

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press, 1997

After observing the activity of two Conservative congregations for nearly a year, the author offers an ethnographic description of how these congregations use cultural performances to pass on Jewish identity to children, focusing on the particular example of a procession of young children and a teen shabbaton.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Continuity, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Jewish Continuity, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6

Editor: Keysar, Ariela , Wertheimer, Jack

Page Number(s): 24-28

Funder: The Mandell L. Berman and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation , The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Heilman, Samuel C. Passing on the Message: Children and Synagogue Life. Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6. Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press. 1997: 24-28. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3612


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