Between Parents and Principal: Social Drama in a Synagogue School
Publication Date: January 1992
Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author(s): Joseph Reimer
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education
Coverage: United States
In Contemporary Jewry 13, 60-73. A common conflict between parents and a principal in a synagogue school is analyzed in terms of Turner's "social drama." The analysis suggests why synagogues are vulnerable to these conflicts, how these conflicts unfold and how the way stakeholders play their roles contributes to a cohesive or disharmonious outcome to the drama.