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The Differential Impact on Adult Jewish Identity

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Brandeis University Press; AviChai Foundation

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Identity formation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The essential task of this research is to determine not just the simple association between Jewish education in childhood and Jewish identity in adulthood but rather the net impact of the former on the latter. Doing so demands that the analysis successfully controls for the most influential confounding factors, of which parental religiosity is among the most important.