Qualitative Research on American Jewry

By Theodore Sasson

Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Summer 2006

Jewish organizations tend to want to know the numbers. Knowing how many does matter. So, too, does knowing whether programs are effective on the basis of objective measures. But we also need to know what being Jewish means to people, how they experience participation in Jewish life, and how their Jewish experiences influence their lives. Four areas of Jewish life that would benefit from intensive qualitative research include the synagogue, attachment to Israel, Jewish education, and philanthropy.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Research, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Editor: Valley, Eli

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/No.4

Page Number(s): 9-10

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Genre: Popular Periodical

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sasson, Theodore. Qualitative Research on American Jewry. Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Summer 2006: 9-10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5271


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