The author argues that education has an important role in shaping oneâ??s values and beliefs. This article explores different ways that Jewish schools can be revitalized and refitted to be more accommodating to the changing dynamics of American Jewry. The author argues that there are three major components to modernizing American Jewish schools: re-examination of the true purpose and definition of school and adherence to this understanding; the schoolâ??s social environment must be supportive and designed to be accepting of many needs; and finally, the schoolsâ?? teachings should be reconstructed along the most genuinely novel lines.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 52:3