Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life
Author(s): Michael H. Steinhardt; Daniel S. Brenner; Simon Greer
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Identity Formation; Jewish Outreach; Volunteerism; Youth Engagement
This issue of Contact is devoted to the theme of follow-up on Jewish immersion experiences. Michael H. Steinhardt and Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner discuss "Birthright Israel NEXT". Ruth W. Messinger discusses transforming Jewish service experiences abroad into action at home. Amy L. Sales draws lessons from the success of Jewish camping to suggest possibilities for follow-up to intensive Jewish experiences. Also included are articles by Simon Greer, Wayne L. Firestone, Beth Cousens, Dana Raucher, Rabbi Shimon Felix, Rabbi Yonatan Gordis, Seth Gaffney, and Rabbi David Gedzelman.