The Jewish Education Gap

By Isa Aron

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Spring 1985

The author argues that Jewish life in the modern Western world has placed the burden of affirming Jewish identity upon the Jewish educator. Without the support system which existed in pre-modern society, the Jewish educator must now serve as an advocate for and facilitator of the Jewish involvement of parents and as an interpreter and transmitter of contemporary Jewish thought. She argues that this creates a conflict between the home and the school. She then discusses solutions to this conflict and recommends that the entire Jewish community creatively explore the ways in which it may help ease the educator's burden.

Topic: Educators, Education, Community Development, Identity Formation, Teachers

Name of Publication: Reform Judaism

Volume/Issue: vol.13

Page Number(s): 20-21

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Aron, Isa. The Jewish Education Gap. Reform Judaism. Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Spring 1985: 20-21.


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