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Berman Jewish DataBank Briefing - June 8, 2015 - Berman Jewish DataBank Hosts Sessions on Jewish Education and Intermarriage at Research Conferences

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Berman Jewish DataBank hosts sessions on Jewish education and intermarriage at research conferences

June 8, 2015

The Berman Jewish DataBank at The Jewish Federations of North America will host sessions at two upcoming research conferences.

On Wednesday, June 10, a DataBank session at the annual conference of the Network for Research in Jewish Education will examine social class and Jewish education.  DataBank director Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz will deliver a paper entitled “Exploring the Social Class Context of Jewish Education.”  The presentation, co-authored with JFNA research manager Chaim Adler, will show how financial capacity and Jewish connections interact to constrain Jewish families from providing Jewish education to their children.  Afterwards, Deborah Skolnick Einhorn (Hebrew College), Harriet Hartman (Rowan University), Yossi Prager (Avi Chai Foundation) and Jack Wertheimer (Jewish Theological Seminary) will respond. 

Later this summer, at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, a DataBank session will look at Jewish-Christian intermarriageAlan Cooperman, director of religion research at the Pew Research Center, will deliver the keynote presentation, “Overview of the 2014 Pew Survey on the Religious Landscape of Jewish-Christian Intermarriage in Comparative Perspective.”  Respondents will include Harriet Hartman (Rowan University), Helen Kim (Whitman College), Bruce Phillips (Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles) and Vern Bengtson (University of Southern California).  The session is scheduled for Friday, August 21.

Arnold Dashefsky, the DataBank’s director emeritus and senior academic consultant, organized the sessions and will serve as chair at both of them.

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