Mapping Jewish Education: The National Picture

Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher: Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership

Author(s): Joe Reimer; Leonard Saxe; Amy L. Sales; Marion Gribetz; Jackie Terry; Nicole Samuel; Annette Koren

Research Area: Education



In mapping out the field of Jewish education, our focus was preschool through college and included both direct service and capacity-building programs. We started by looking at Jewish education in select communities and by building a database of Jewish educational organizations, foundations, and programs. In order to develop a broad overview of the field, we interviewed executives in 16 national organizations concerned with Jewish youth education. This report is based mainly on these interviews, but also draws selectively from the database and community studies for purposes of illustration.