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American Jewish History: 350 Years in 3 Easy Lessons

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Publication Date: January 2004

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

Author(s): David Kaufman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Teaching methods)
Social conditions (History)

Keywords: Acculturation; Education; Curriculum; History

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author examines three lenses through which American Jewish history may be seen, and taught: Americanist, which seeks to demonstrate that Jews have been present from the beginnings of America, have contributed to its major moments and have become American; Judaic, which focuses on how Jews preserved their religion, traditions and identities in the new land; and American Jewish, a synthesis of the other two.

In Jewish Education News, Summer 2004.