The Role of Jewish Community Center Camping: Programs in the Modification of Jewish Identity

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Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Gerald B. Bubis; Lawrence E. Marks

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Camps; Jewish Outreach

Type: Report

Coverage: California


This article examines three different youth programs and investigates their effectiveness for improving Jewish identity among youth. The study attempts to ascertain the capacity in which experiences created via camp youth programs can change one’s attitudes and behaviors. The study finds that there are many issues with the functionality of Jewish youth programs but indicates the opportunities for improvement.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 52:1