The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Eight: Summary and Recommendations

By Lee Levinger

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, April 1937

The author summarizes the seven chapters of his study of Jewish college students in 1934-35. There are 105,000 Jewish students in America and Canada, comprising 9.13% of the student population (2.5 times higher than the general Jewish population). Half of these students study in New York City, and 90% of them study in the 113 schools with 100 or more Jewish students. Within these schools, however, there are only 80 organizations dedicated to Jewish religious, cultural, and social life, and the availability of such programs decreases in schools with lower Jewish populations. While this study does not offer a proposal to fill this need, the author hopes it will provide information that will prove valuable in serving Jewish students in the years ahead.

Topic: College Organizations, Jewish Organizations, Higher Education, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Study, Students, Community Building

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 101-105

Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Eight: Summary and Recommendations. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 101-105. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4966


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