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Jewish Education in Philadelphia: Historic Precedents and New Observations

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jonathan Rosenbaum; Helene Z. Tigay

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 78:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education)

Keywords: Jewish Education; Demography; Leadership

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article examines some key elements of Philadelphia's role in American Jewish education. It begins with an historical survey of Jewish education in Philadelphia, followed by a statistical picture of the student population in Jewish schools. New data is then presented regarding the backgrounds of supplementary and day school teachers. Analysis of the data, suggestions for action, and proposals for further research conclude the article.