American Jewish History: 350 Years in 3 Easy Lessons
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Author(s): David Kaufman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Acculturation; Education; Curriculum; History
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.