It Takes a Kehilla to Make a Mensch: Building Jewish Identity as Part of Overall Identity

Publication Date: January 1998

Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Maurice J. Elias; Jeffrey Kress

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Identity Formation; Jewish Values; Methodology; Jewish Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The authors describe an ecological-developmental approach to the formation of Jewish identity within an educational context. They present a framework for educators to use in order to teach and promote the formation of a positive Jewish identity in the classroom, at home, and in the community.