Strangers to the Tradition: Idea and Constraint in American Jewish Education

Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Walter I. Ackerman

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Jewish Education; Jewish organizations; Schools

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article reviews the historical development, goals, structure, enrollment, curriculum, personnel, finances and effectiveness of Jewish education in the United States. Concludes that the supplementary and elementary nature of Jewish education prevents it from having long-term impact.

In Jewish Population Studies 21 (Jewish Education Worldwide: Cross-Cultural Perspectives), 71-116.