Jewish Education in the United States

By Julius H. Greenstone

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1915

The author reviews the history of organized Jewish education in America since the first official Jewish school in the early 18th century, and takes stock of the situation of formal Jewish education as of 1915. He outlines congregational schools, Sunday schools, Heders, Talmud Torahs, the effects of the Reform movement on congregational education, establishments of higher Jewish education (such as the Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College), and establishments of adult Jewish education such as the Jewish Chautauqua Society. Surveying the current needs and situation, the author concludes that Jewish education faces a crisis of funding, among other problems. However, Jewish education is crucial to Jewish survival, he explains, and must be funded even at great cost.

Topic: Reform Judaism, History, Continuity, Educators, Education, Higher Education, Jewish Continuity, Adult Education, Teachers

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 16

Page Number(s): 90-127

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Greenstone, Julius H. Jewish Education in the United States. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1915: 90-127.


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