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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Jessica R. Kurtz

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Adult education; Jewish Outreach; Reform Judaism; Orthodox Judaism

Type: Other


The author describes her experience as a baalat teshuvah, a Jew who was raised nonobservant and has become observant as an adult. She first became engaged actively in Judaism through the Reform movement and later became Orthodox. The author describes some of the work being done by religious outreach organizations, and discusses specific aspects of their work which she feels make their adult education programs successful.

In Agenda: Jewish Education, ed. By Arthur Vernon, no. 12, Summer 1999, p. 26-30