The Alumni of Five Israel Experience Programs and Their Distinctive Jewish Identity Profiles

Publication Date: October 2004

Publisher: Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; Judith Schor

Research Area: Education

Keywords: Jewish education

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


Jews of different ages and backgrounds have participated in a variety of Israel educational experience programs over the last 20 years. These programs differ in terms of their ideological approach to Judaism, the kinds of activities they offer, and the length of the program.
This study, commissioned by the Alliance for Educational Programs in Israel, surveyed alumni from five long-established Israel education programs (Nesiya, Alexander Muss High School, Livnot Uâ Lehibanot, Pardes Institute, and the World Union of Jewish Students Institute in Arad), distinguished by their independent status and intensive, alternative approaches to Jewish and Israel education.