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A Benevolent Tether: A Mentoring Program for the Jewish Community High School

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Lawrence S. Zlerler

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Identity formation; Jewish Culture; Mentoring; Youth Engagement

Type: Report


The author proposes tying a "benevolent tether" to high school upperclassmen through a mentoring program in order to harness social capital. This program would match students with adult role models from different areas of career accomplishment and communal involvement. The author discusses the two-way dynamic of the program he envisions, and the value provided by mentoring which cannot be duplicated by classes or books.

In Jewish Education News, Summer 2006.