The Impact of Childhood Jewish Education on Adults' Jewish Identity: Schooling, Israel Travel, Camping and Youth Groups.

Publication Date: July 2004


Author(s): Laurence A. Kotler-Berkowitz; Steven M. Cohen

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Identity formation; Demography; American Jews

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report utilizes data from the 2000-01 NJPS to analyze the impact of various forms of respondents' past Jewish education upon selected measures of current Jewish identity. The analysis accounts for the type of Jewish homes and experiences of respondents in their childhood and adolescent years, understanding that these factors also influence current Jewish identity levels.