Jewish Schooling and Jewish Survival in the Suburban American Community
Publication Date: January 1984
Publisher(s): Magnes Press (Jerusalem)
Author(s): David Schoem
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Jewish identification
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.