Jewish Education in Philadelphia: Historic Precedents and New Observations
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 78:4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Education; Demography; Leadership
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.