Jewish Men and Adult Jewish Learning

By Lisa D. Grant

URJ Press, 2007

Among Reform and Conservative Jews, far more women than men engage in Jewish learning. This reflects a higher participation rate of women in other aspects of Jewish life such as youth groups, Jewish summer camps, college Hillel programs, Israel Experience programs, and many ritual activities. Women are more likely to seek out Jewish education because they are often more comfortable revealing their lack of knowledge, they generally feel more responsible for passing Jewish knowledge to future generations, and they tend to have somewhat more flexible life styles and work schedules than men. However, men may be as interested in Jewish education as women are; to attract these men to educational settings, then, requires creative rethinking to imagine topics, venues, and methods of instruction that will be more appealing and connected to men's lives and concerns.

Topic: Gender, Men, Generational Issues, Education, Jewish Text, Women, Adult Education

Name of Publication: The Gender Gap

Page Number(s): 1-10

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Grant, Lisa D. Jewish Men and Adult Jewish Learning. The Gender Gap. URJ Press. 2007: 1-10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4803


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