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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Alex Pomson and Howard Deitcher


About 350,000 Jewish children are currently enrolled in Jewish day schools, in every continent other than Antarctica. This is the first book-length consideration of life in such schools and of their relationship both to the Jewish community and to society as a whole. The book provides a rich sense of how community is constructed within Jewish schools, and of how they contribute to or complicate the construction of community in the wider society. It reframes day-school research in three ways. First, it focuses not just on the learner in the day-school classroom but sees schools as agents of and ... More

Keywords: Jewish children, Jewish day schools, Jewish community, day-school classroom, day-school education, Jewish schooling

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113744
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Pomson, editor

Howard Deitcher, editor

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Part I Insights from Public and General Education

Part II Cross-Cultural Insights

Ten Beyond the Community

Helena Miller

Part III Insights through the Prism of Community

Eighteen Teacher Perspectives on Behaviour Problems

Scott J. Goldberg, Binyamin Krohn, and Michael Turetsky

Twenty One Building Community in a Pluralist High School

Susan L. Shevitz and Rahel Wasserfall

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