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The Peoplehood Challenge: "Teach Your Children Well"
By Yossi Prager
The Executive Director of The AVI CHAI Foundation - North America describes his foundation's investments to advance Jewish Peoplehood, which have focused primarily on generating an unconditional attachment to Israel, stemming from the view that Israel is both the heritage home and political home of the Jewish people. In modern America, deep attachment to Israel may not be innate, drawn from mother’s milk, but learned and absorbed through education and experience. Toward this end, AVI CHAI has funded a series of programs in both day schools and summer camps. In North America, AVI CHAI has chosen these two fields as the locus of its work based on the view, supported by research, that day school and summer camps provide the foundation for the energizing nucleus of the next generation of North American Jews: young people with the values, commitments, motivation and skills to lead the Jewish People intellectually, spiritually, communally and politically in the 21st Century.
Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers
Editor: Ravid, Shlomi
Volume/Issue: Volume 7
Page Number(s): 58-61
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Prager, Yossi. The Peoplehood Challenge: "Teach Your Children Well". The Peoplehood Papers. Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education,UJA-Federation of New York. February 2012: 58-61. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13840
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