Academy and Community: A Study of the Jewish Identity and Involvement of Professors

By Rela Geffen Monson, Albert G. Crawford

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1980

In this study the authors examine the relation of Jews who are prominent in secular academe in the Philadelphia area to the Jewish community. The authors report that most of the professors they studied grew up in ethnically Jewish family settings, and that they have departed from childhood norms mostly only in regard to dietary codes, and relations with non-Jews. The central finding is that the Jewish academic has a stronger sense of Jewish identity than has been commonly believed.

Topic: Sociology, Jewish Identification, Family, Kosher, Higher Education, Kashrut, Assimilation

Funder: Joe L. and Barbara B. Allbritton Communications Fund , Rittenhouse Foundation of Philadelphia

Genre: Report

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States

Identifier: Library of Congress Number 80-68432; ISBN O-87495-029-5

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Geffen Monson, Rela. Crawford, Albert G. Academy and Community: A Study of the Jewish Identity and Involvement of Professors. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1980: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12815


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