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A Cross-Cultural View of Jewish Education

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Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Harold S. Himmelfarb

Series: Jewish Population Studies (Jewish Education Worldwide: Cross-Cultural Perspectives)

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Jewish education; Policy; Social context

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Jewish education policies must stem from a thorough understanding of the social context in which Jewish educational systems find themselves. This includes the larger society and its educational systems, and the educational needs and resources of the local Jewish community. Nevertheless, some dominant social and educational trends that have been pervasive in Jewish communities worldwide can be noted.