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Building Jewish Identity: A Study of Young Judea Alumni


Steven M. Cohen
Alan Ganapol

Publication Date

circa october 1998




Against a background of heightened anxiety over assimilation and the future of American Jews, this study seeks to assess the long-range impact of Young Judaea upon the Jewish identity of its alumni. It addresses a straightforward question: How do former participants in any of the variety of Young Judaea programs over nearly half a century differ from their counterparts in several critical areas of Jewish involvement? These include in-marriage, ritual practice, communal affiliation, attachment to Israel, and a commitment to raising Jewishly involved children. In the simplest of terms, how, if at all, did the Young Judaea experience affect the Jewish identities of former participants years later?


Haddassah Women's Zionist Organization of America

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United States

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Building Jewish Identity: A Study of Young Judea Alumni. circa october 1998:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-bjpa114
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