Jewish Education and Jewish Identity: Colloquium Papers - Summary Report and Recommendations

By David Sidorsky, Yehuda Rosenman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), November 1976

The summary report and recommendations which follow are the result of the research, analysis and discussion of the Colloquium on Jewish Education and Jewish Identity. The Colloquium commissioned research papers met for five conferences and other working sessions through 1975. In developing and proposing its recommendations, the Colloquium was motivated by its belief that this is an opportune time for self-examination and change in the field of Jewish education. The main recommendations of the Colloquium called for: 1. increased emphasis on day schools; 2. the introduction of Jewish Studies into the public school curriculum; 3. released time for Jewish studies during the public school day; 4. development of a communally supported voucher system for Jewish education; 5. additional rites of passage to correspond with high school graduation and complement the Bar and Bat Mitzvah; 6. a national fund for Jewish education to support innovative projects and model schools; and 7. a Jewish school curriculum which recognizes pluralistic models of Jewish life in a non-coercive setting.

Topic: Youth, Schools, Jewish Identification, Day Schools, Pluralism, Education, Family, Students, Religious Denominations

Page Number(s): 1-38

Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sidorsky, David. Rosenman, Yehuda. Jewish Education and Jewish Identity: Colloquium Papers - Summary Report and Recommendations. American Jewish Committee (AJC). November 1976: 1-38. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13708


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