American Jewish College Youth: Changing Identity

By Chaim I. Waxman, William B. Helmreich

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), World Zionist Organization (WZO), Spring 1977

The authors analyze results of a study which consists of interviews with close to fifty American Jewish students at half a dozen colleges and universities in New York State and Connecticut. The interviews intended to explore how Jewish college youth identify with Judaism, and included questions on Jewish identity, intermarriage, love, religion, Jewishness, contact with non-Jews, and American vs. Jewish identity. The authors argue that the findings of this study conform with broader American trends in religion, suggesting that American Judaism has evolved into a secular system of ultimate values.

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Students, Values

Name of Publication: Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel

Volume/Issue: No.27

Page Number(s): 25-44

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Waxman, Chaim I. Helmreich, William B. American Jewish College Youth: Changing Identity. Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI),World Zionist Organization (WZO). Spring 1977: 25-44. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4085


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