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ERIC Number: EJ906547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Shalom School 30 Years after: Reflections on the Jewish Afternoon School
Schoem, David
Journal of Jewish Education, v76 n4 p289-300 2010
David Schoem reflects on his research study from 30-plus years ago, published as "Ethnic Survival in America: An Ethnography of a Jewish Afternoon School" (1979, 1989). Schoem points to the continuing importance of giving greater focus to meaning-making, relational identity, and deep community. Schoem argues that through a renewed focus on engagement with American pluralism the role of afternoon schools can stand out as distinctive, not lesser than, day schools. He questions the Jewish institutional commitment for the large cohort of American Jewry who fully embrace both their Jewish and American identities by many of the very educational and rabbinical leaders of these congregational schools. Finally, he praises and challenges Jewish educational researchers to explore more broadly and critically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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