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ERIC Number: EJ906544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Believing, Behaving, Belonging: Tefillah Education in the 21st Century
Greninger, Nicole Michelle
Journal of Jewish Education, v76 n4 p379-413 2010
Tefillah is a central component of the curriculum at many congregational schools. Yet despite the time and resources that congregational schools dedicate for "tefillah education," large numbers of Jews (both children and adults) continue to feel uncomfortable and incompetent in Jewish worship. This research begins to answer the question, "How might we better prepare our children for entry into Jewish communal worship throughout their lives?" Through case studies of three synagogues with reputations for strong, innovative education programs as well as vibrant worship, I discovered that it is possible to succeed in tefillah education if "success" is defined narrowly: believing, behaving, or belonging. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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