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Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention

This position paper, prepared at JPPI under the lead of Prof. Sylvia Barack Fishman (Brandeis) and Dr. Shlomo Fischer (JPPI), in cooperation with the Institute’s experts in the field, summarizes the latest quantitative and qualitative research on Jewish identity formation for each point of intervention along the Jewish life cycle: early childhood, elementary and middle school, adolescence, college years, and emerging adulthood. The research findings in the paper are analyzed in light of the theoretical perspectives of social networks and social capital.