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It Takes a Kehilla to Make a Mensch: Building Jewish Identity as Part of Overall Identity

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Publication Date: January 1998

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

Author(s): Maurice J. Elias; Jeffrey Kress

Series: Jewish Education News, Summer 1998

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Identity Formation; Jewish Values; Methodology; Jewish Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The authors describe an ecological-developmental approach to the formation of Jewish identity within an educational context. They present a framework for educators to use in order to teach and promote the formation of a positive Jewish identity in the classroom, at home, and in the community.