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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Larry Milder

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: Youth Engagement; Identity Formation; Culture; Jewish Continuity

Type: Other


Group singing is a powerful transmitter of Jewish identity and culture, the author asserts. But he warn there is a shrinking pool of highly competent song-leaders amongst Jewish youth. The author advocates more awareness of the importance of group singing to Jewish continuity, funding for song-leader training, and communal commitment to singing Jewish and Hebrew songs.

In Jewish Education News, Spring 2000.