Different Faces in Our Classrooms: The Challenges of Family Diversity

By Richard F. Address

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), June 2003

A recent analysis of marriage and family patterns in the American Jewish community, conducted by the department of Jewish Family Concerns of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, found three major trends: (1) the "affiliation gap" - a lack of affiliation between the approximate ages of 13 and 35; (2) the "diversity trend" - increased diversity in the constitution of Jewish families; and (3) the "longevity revolution" - greater desire for Jewish education as people live longer. The author challenges the Jewish community to adapt and innovate Jewish education to address these trends. In Jewish Education News vol. 24 no. 3 (Summer 2003).

Topic: Continuity, Education, Community Development, Jewish Continuity, Synagogues and Congregations

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Address, Richard F. Different Faces in Our Classrooms: The Challenges of Family Diversity. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). June 2003: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=924


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