Camp Ramah and Adult Jewish Identity: Long-Term Influences on Conservative Congregants in North America

By Steven M. Cohen

National Ramah Commission, 2000

This study of Jewish adults who attended Camp Ramah as children examines the extent and nature of impact Ramah exerted on several aspects of their current Jewish identity. The analysis tries to discern the independent impact of the Ramah experience upon the chances of marrying a Jew, taking into account the Ramah alumni’s many Jewish socialization advantages. This study uses data drawn from the study, "Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members" conducted by the Ratner Center for Conservative Judaism of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (Cohen 1996; Wertheimer 1996).

Topic: Jewish Camp, Continuity, Masorti Judaism, Children, Conservative Judaism, Jewish Identity, Jewish Continuity, Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Identity Formation, Study, Camp, Identity

Name of Publication: RAMAH: Reflections at 50: Visions for a New Century

Editor: Dorph, Sheldon A.

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Canada , North America , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Camp Ramah and Adult Jewish Identity: Long-Term Influences on Conservative Congregants in North America. RAMAH: Reflections at 50: Visions for a New Century. National Ramah Commission. 2000: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2


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