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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Is Hebrew School Dead?

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Publication Date: September 1998

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Irving Greenberg; Bob Greenbaum; Robert Bildner; Elisa Bildner

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Niles E. Goldstein (ed), no

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Identity Formation; Part-time (supplementary) schools; Camp

Type: Video


This issue of Contact focuses on Jewish religious education, asking whether the standard "Sunday school" and other supplementary Hebrew school models provide the kind of immersion in Jewish life necessary to pass along strong Jewish identity to the next generation. Articles included discuss the idea of Jewish retreat centers; the merits of Jewish camp and of wilderness experiences as part of Jewish life; and a defense of traditional "supplementary" Jewish education.