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By looking at the different youth trips as part of the educational system and organizational order of Jewish life, this article sheds light on the significance that factors such as institutional density, social capital and communal legacy have on the nature and scope of these trips, their character, time extent and goals. It incorporates a regional perspective in order to examine the varying array of youth trips amidst an increasingly interconnected Jewish world. For this purpose, several characteristics of Jewish life in Latin America are underscored in a comparative perspective; highlighting the role Zionism and Israel have played as identity referents and community builders, in order to approach the differentiated nature of the trips. The related cognitive and existential dimension s associated with the trips’ experiences are central factors in the socializing process of youth. Israel becomes the territorial and symbolic space in which strong and durable collective bonds are expected to develop, though the goals and natures of the various trips themselves may vary.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2016
This new report provides a better understanding of the challenges arising from the new realities, and of the actions needed to meet them. It explores to what extent and in what ways a new global and transnational educational approach can contribute to increase the intellectual and social capital of Latin American Jewish communities in order to face the challenges of the 21st Century. The study uncovers whether, to what extent and how Jewish educators understand and contribute to geographical, socioeconomic, and demographic continuity and change. It also shows how educators express their perceptions of ideational boundaries and contents, of social and institutional networks, and of intellectual allegiance and creativity.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2016