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Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life -- After the Immersion Experience: What Next?

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Michael H. Steinhardt; Daniel S. Brenner; Simon Greer

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Eli Valley (ed), vol.10, no.2, Wi

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Identity Formation; Jewish Outreach; Volunteerism; Youth Engagement

Type: Other


This issue of Contact is devoted to the theme of follow-up on Jewish immersion experiences. Michael H. Steinhardt and Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner discuss "Birthright Israel NEXT". Ruth W. Messinger discusses transforming Jewish service experiences abroad into action at home. Amy L. Sales draws lessons from the success of Jewish camping to suggest possibilities for follow-up to intensive Jewish experiences. Also included are articles by Simon Greer, Wayne L. Firestone, Beth Cousens, Dana Raucher, Rabbi Shimon Felix, Rabbi Yonatan Gordis, Seth Gaffney, and Rabbi David Gedzelman.