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Publication Date: January 2003

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

Author(s): Alvin Schiff

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Israel Education; Israel experience; Zionism; Youth Engagement

Type: Report


The author recounts the development of the phenomenon of "year in Israel" yeshiva/seminary study programs for high school graduates which have become dominant for modern Orthodox Jews in America. He traces the movement from its original conception through its rise to success, and its continued strength despite concerns during times of war and unrest in the region.

In Jewish Education News, Winter 2003.