Reaching and Teaching Jewish Youth: A Study of Post B'nai Mitzvah Retention and Engagement

By Sharon M. Ravitch

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2002

Despite differences in ideology and school structure across synagogue schools in the United States, there is widespread consensus that post B'nai Mitzvah dropout is an epidemic that threatens the future of American Jewry as current studies document. American Jews are at an historical moment in addressing serious and ongoing assimilation into mainstream American society. However, despite serious concern and widespread attention in this area, there seem to be many more questions than answers about how to remedy the current situation.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Identification, Education, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 78/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ravitch, Sharon M. Reaching and Teaching Jewish Youth: A Study of Post B'nai Mitzvah Retention and Engagement. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1815


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