Psychology and Jewish Identity Education
Publication Date: January 1990
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Identity formation
Coverage: United States
This essay focuses on the psychology of Jewish identity and its potential role in Jewish education. Two types of psychological theory might have valuable implications for Jewish identity education: the developmental and the social comparison approaches. These theories have not been elaborated in writings on Jewish identity, and they may help us reflect on some practical approaches to Jewish identity education.