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Publication Date: January 2001

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

Author(s): Diane Tickton Schuster

Series: Jewish Education News, Winter 2001

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Keywords: Adult Education; Jewish Identification; Educators; Jewish Text

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author argues that the majority of contemporary American Jews are not equipped with enough basic Jewish knowledge to feel grounded in Jewish wisdom or understanding. She notes the recent success and proliferation of Jewish adult learning programs, but finds that they lack a conceptualized praxis. She offers issues regarding adult development to consider and presents four themes that have increasing salience for Jewish educators and how they work with adult learners.