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The following are some resources that I recommend to better understand Jewish adolescents.
Current Trends in Jewish Teen Participation with Out-of-School Activities 3-10
A Report by Michael Whitehead-Bust, commissioned by the Rose community Foundation, February, 2010
Response to Current Trends in Jewish Teen Participation
David Bryfman, March, 2010
Learning and Development of NFTY Teens
This is one of few studies that looks at teens involved in contemporary Jewish youth groups.
The Jewish Community’s Guide to Understanding Teens
No other organization has invested so much in better understanding the reality of Jewish teenagers in the new millennium. This BBYO funded report, conducted by an impartial research company is an extremely valuable asset for all organizations dealing with this population.
Being a Jewish Teenager in America
A study of Jewish teens in the Boston area provides one of the more comprehensive analyses of what really matters to Jewish teens today.
It Takes a Kehillah to Make a Mensch
Jeff Kress’s ecological approach provides an insightful and appealing framework for better understanding Jewish teenagers.
Engaging and Retaining Jewish Youth
Sharon Ravitch’s study to to determine the needs and interest of teens in Jewish education beyond their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Implications for educators also included in the study.
The Impact of Jewish Education
Study to determine if Jewish education makes a difference in the identity of adults aged 20, 30, and 40 and beyond and specifically what kinds of Jewish education exerts what sorts of influence and of what magnitude.
Gender and Jewish Education (URJ)
Torah at the Center, URJ, Fall, 2007
Adolescence and Religion: The Jewish Teenager in American Society
This 1965 book by Bernard Rosen is still one of the most comprehensive looks at Jewish teenagers in American society.