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Jewish Schooling and Jewish Survival in the Suburban American Community

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Publication Date: January 1984

Publisher(s): Magnes Press (Jerusalem)

Author(s): David Schoem

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The study examines the conflicts and dilemmas that the Jewish people in America face as an ethnic minority group, in their attempt to survive and in their struggle to balance ethnic authenticity with societal integration. Assuming schooling serves as an agent of cultural transmission, and that it clearly reflects the society in which it exists, a Jewish school and its community were used as the focus of this study.