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After Birthright Israel: Finding and Seeking Young Adult Jewish Community

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies; Steinhardt Social Research Institute

Author(s): Theodore Sasson; Leonard Saxe; Mark I. Rosen; Dana Selinger-Abutbul; Shahar Hecht

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Study abroad)

Keywords: Israel experience; Israel attachment; Youth; Jewish identity

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Drawing on focus group interviews and interviews with communal professionals in five cities, this report examines the extent to which Birthright Israel alumni are able to express their heightened interest in Jewish life on their campuses and in their communities. The report, the first in a series, is part of a comprehensive research program in how best to meet the needs of the Birthright Israel alumni.