Does Political Liberalism Undermine Jewish engagement? Implications for Research, Education and American Jews

By Steven M. Cohen

Network for Research in Jewish Education (NRJE), June 14, 2016

Overview

■How liberal are American Jews? (Answer: Very)

■Does being liberal conflict with Jewish engagement? (Definitely)

■Which forms of engagement are especially in tension with political liberalism? (All that we can measure, but especially religiosity and Israel attachment)

■Implications for education, research, and Jewish communal policy (Take political identity very seriously, but explore & examine further.)

Topic: Liberalism, Education

Genre: Conference Presentation

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Does Political Liberalism Undermine Jewish engagement? Implications for Research, Education and American Jews. Network for Research in Jewish Education (NRJE). 14 June 2016: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=22577