Jewish Education as a Tool of Engagement

By Michael Paley

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Winter 2010

The author, scholar-in-residence at the UJA-Federation of New York, describes how in the past, Jewish education had been focused on the transmission of revealed tradition and grounded in the explication of Jewish law. Now, it is be bathed in the new sunlight of encounter and even engagement. Every day, he is engaged by adult students from all walks of life who are some of the best educated and most successful human beings who have ever walked this planet. They come in search of meaning and access to a Jewish tradition about which they care deeply but have only recently found an arena in which to explore.

Topic: Jewish Federations, Engagement, Informal Education, Meaning, Adult Education

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.85/No.1

Page Number(s): 43-48

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Paley, Michael. Jewish Education as a Tool of Engagement. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Winter 2010: 43-48. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8114


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