J Learn Over Time: The Paradox and Potential of Adult Jewish Learning

By Lisa D. Grant, Diane Tickton Schuster

UJA-Federation of New York, November 2009

J Learn, started in 2005, is an adult education program specifically designed to engage Jewish adults living in Long Island. Research conducted on this program has revealed that the populations with the highest likelihood of significant impact are "active" Jews not yet engaged in Jewish learning, moderately involved Jews who lack a religious or Jewish educational background, and clergy and other Jewish professionals. J Learn has been successful with these groups, and the authors make recommendations for the future that include developing learning experiences with immediacy and relevance for a variety of Jews, broadening programs to include more social aspects, strengthening leadership development components, and leveraging learning in key locations as a community-building tool.

Topic: Engagement, Jewish Text, Program Evaluation, Adult Education, Community Building

Name of Publication: Final Report to UJA-Federation of New York

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Long Island, New York

Language: English

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Grant, Lisa D. Schuster, Diane Tickton. J Learn Over Time: The Paradox and Potential of Adult Jewish Learning. Final Report to UJA-Federation of New York. UJA-Federation of New York. November 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4806


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