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The Transmission of Jewish Identity Among Families in a Non-Jewish Neighborhood

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Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Stuart Schoenfeld

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Canadian Jews; Residential mobility; Identity formation

Type: Report

Coverage: Canada


In Contemporary Jewry 6/2, 34-42. This paper describes characteristics of Jewish families in downtown Toronto, discusses strategies of Jewish socialization they have developed and draw some conclusions about the kind of identity that may be emerging among them. The description is based upon 44 interviews conducted in 1977-78 supplemented by personal observation.