The Jewish Day School and the American Fabric
Publication Date: January 2000
Series: CLAL Special Features Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Community Relations; Day Schools; Identity Formation; Assimilation
Coverage: United States
Four members of the CLAL faculty respond to an article by Peter Beinart that criticizes the growth of Jewish day schools. These responses focus on the degree to which Jewish schools help build Jewish identity as well as the notion that attending these schools might prevent full social integration. The compilation implies that a Jewish school rooted in American values is the ideal solution.