This book examines the history of Jewish education from the Biblical period to the present. It traces how Jews have formally and informally transmitted their culture and worldview over the years, with particular attention to the shift from premodernity to modernity and to the unique opportunities and challenges of contemporary American Jewish education. Its authors combine historical background and insight with educational expertise to provide a robust portrait of the cultures and contexts of Jewish education and address possibilities for the future.
Barry Chazan is Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Professor of Education at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership, USA.
Robert Chazan is S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, USA.
Benjamin M. Jacobs is Visiting Associate Professor in the Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts program at The George Washington University, USA.