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What Happens When Your Jewish Educator is NOT Jewish?

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Ilene C. Vogelstein; Cheryl Wadler Meskin

Series: Agenda: Jewish Education 17, Spring 2004

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education personnel and population)

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Educators; Jewish Education

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


What do educational institutions do when there are not sufficient qualified Jewish educators to fill their needs? The authors explore this conundrum through the lens of early childhood education where programs sometimes hire non-Jews for positions in Jewish education. The article raises concerns about the cost to Jewish education.