Rethinking Jewish Education


Source:  Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2013


This special issue of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, presents theoretical and empirical scholarship on some of the most pressing issues within the field of Jewish education today. If much of 20th-century Jewish communal discourse centered around who was a legitimate member of the community, the articles in this issue reflect a dramatic shift in favor of more experiential and fluid paradigms of identities that capture the dynamic nature of living as a Jew in culturally diverse societies.


Drawing from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, the authors of these articles, are concerned with how Jews appropriate, frame, and integrate a variety of norms, ideas, and cultural practices in an effort to have meaningful lives as Jews within the context of modern society. As a whole this issue contributes to the wider discussion within diaspora and minority education that grapples with the intersection of cultural and religious reproduction and educational practices as they change and react in the fluxes of the broader discourses of religious/cultural education in modernity.



  • Am I That Jew? North African Jewish Experiences in the Toronto Jewish Day School System and the Establishment of Or Haemet Sephardic School - Kelly Amanda Train
  • Worldview Construction and Identity Formation in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Elementary Schools - Moshe Krakowski
  • Problems and Prospects of Jewish Education for Intelligent Citizenship In a Post-Everything World - Benjamin M. Jacobs
  • Rethinking the Education of Cultural Minorities to and from Assimilation: A Perspective from Jewish Education - Jon A. Levisohn
Updated: Jul. 30, 2013