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Encounters and Journeys: Cultivating Jewish Peoplehood?

This December 2015 blogcast sponsored by the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education focuses on travel as a form of Jewish education, ethical engagement and community-building. Click here to view.

Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Media, , , , ,


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Seeing Jewish Studies Through Christian Students’ Writing

From the Brandeis University Mandel Center’s blog, “Learning about Learning”, Jan. 6, 2015: The Zohar may seem an unlikely text to use for the first session of a 100-level Introduction to Jewish Studies class. I chose to open with it, however, for three reasons…  Continue Reading »

Posted by on January 6, 2015 in Media, ,


Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education

Historical Perspectives on Diaspora Homeland Tourism: ‘Israel Experience’ Education in the 1950s and 1960s

2013. In Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education 7(2): 99–113. Homeland tourism is a powerful medium of diasporic education. Yet efforts to understand the enterprise are hampered by neglect of the field’s history. This article contributes to the historiography of diaspora homeland tourism by examining the emergence American Jewish educational tours of Israel in the 1950s and…

Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Articles, Research, , , , , , ,


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Who is Being Taught? Jewish Early Childhood Education’s Adult-Centered Approach

2007. Chapter 3 in Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice. Edited by Jack Wertheimer. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. Pp. 59-79. Studies in the sociology of education: One of three chapters analyzing the roles played by families, schools, communities, and advocacy groups in Jewish education. To read the chapter, click…

Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Articles, Chapters, Research, , ,


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Why Jewish Parents Send Their Children to Day Schools

2007. (with Steven M. Cohen). Chapter 4 in Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice. Edited by Jack Wertheimer. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. Pp. 80-100. Studies in the sociology of education: One of three chapters analyzing the roles played by families, schools, communities, and advocacy groups in Jewish education. To…

Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Articles, Research, ,


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Toward the Study of Community Effects on Jewish Engagement: The Case of Educational Enrollment

2007. (with Steven M. Cohen). Chapter 9 in Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice. Edited by Jack Wertheimer. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. Pp. 257-74. Studies in the sociology of education: One of three chapters analyzing the roles played by families, schools, communities, and advocacy groups in Jewish education. To…

Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Articles, Chapters, Research, ,