Initiating Teens into Activism

By Jonathan Spira-Savett

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2004

An activist-educator, the author discusses how to engage teens in a dialogue about activism. He asserts that connecting teens to Jewish, American, and Jewish-American "texts" and "traditions" gives them some sophisticated and satisfying tools and increases the likelihood they can recognize an identity and a set of roots worth keeping and deepening as they become adult citizens.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Tradition, Jewish Identification, Generational Issues, Activism, Jewish Text, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.614

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Spira-Savett, Jonathan. Initiating Teens into Activism. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2004: 12.


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