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A Systems Approach to School and Synagogue Change: The Case of Beth Am Israel

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Cyd B. Weissman; Marc J. Margolius

Series: Agenda: Jewish Education 15, Summer 2002

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Jewish education; Synagogues; Jewish organizations

Type: Other

Coverage: Pennsylvania


The following case study illustrates the potential of part-time Jewish education to provide an arena in which limits can be challenged and excellent practice flourish. The authors outline the implications of a paradigm shift toward seeing the congregation as a system, within which both synagogue and school function as interrelated elements.