It is a Tree of Life for Those that Hold Fast to It
Publication Date: January 1999
Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America
Author(s): Jessica R. Kurtz
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Adult education; Jewish Outreach; Reform Judaism; Orthodox Judaism
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