Intermarriage and Jewish Education

By Jonathan Woocher

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1991

For Jewish education, reversing the tide of intermarriage has emerged as the ultimate challenge. Good Jewish education can have a positive impact on the formation of strong Jewish identity, which is a basic quality that leads to intra-marriage preference. Educational effort should also be put in to dealing with intermarried couples and children of intermarriage. Jewish educators and social workers must develop decent methods and programs to deal with this subject. A careful process of priority-setting must be taken in order to locate the public that will be most inclined to re-embrace or convert to Judaism.

Topic: Continuity, Intermarriage, Educators, Social Work, Jewish Identification, Conversion, Education, Outreach, Marriage, Jewish Continuity, Teachers

Name of Publication: The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses

Page Number(s): 31-34

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Woocher, Jonathan. Intermarriage and Jewish Education. The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1991: 31-34.


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