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Search Results for 'Leonard Saxe' (Author / Editor)
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1   |   From section Israel Education
Has Birthright Been Successful?
Nearly 18 years and 400,000 North American Birthright participants later, our latest research confirms that the skeptics were wrong. Participation in Birthright has a transformative impact that extends far beyond young Jews’ time in Israel. Birthright’s alumni, compared to similar young Jews who did not participate in the program, are more highly connected to Israel, more likely to have a Jewish spouse and raise Jewish children, and more likely to be engaged in Jewish life.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
2   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Jewish Life on Campus: From Backwater to Battleground
The past two decades have witnessed a dramatic shift in the extent and focus of concerns about Jewish life on campus. The Jewish community is increasingly occupied with the education of the next generation and the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on campus. Outreach to Jewish students—from the expansion of Hillel and Chabad to the flourishing of Birthright Israel, as well as the growth of Jewish and Israel Studies—have engaged formerly uninvolved students with Jewish education and Jewish life. This article describes the situation on campus: the proportion of Jewish students, Israel-related activity, and perceptions of anti-Semitism.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in JTEC: March 2, 2016
3   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Millennial Children of Intermarriage: Touchpoints and Trajectories of Jewish Engagement
This study is the first comprehensive assessment to examine the religious upbringing, college experiences, and current attitudes and practices of millennial children of intermarriage. This is the first cohort born after the intermarriage rate in America crossed the 50 percent threshold and currently comprises half of the young adult Jewish population. Based on a survey with nearly 2,700 respondents (ages 19-32) and interviews in four cities, the study finds that college Jewish experiences can have a profound impact, with the potential of closing the gap between children of intermarriage and children of inmarriage on many measures of Jewish engagement.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in JTEC: November 19, 2015
4   |   From section Israel Education
The Israel Literacy Measurement Project: 2015 Report
The Israel Literacy Measurement Project is an attempt to create a valid and reliable measure of knowledge of Israel. Beginning with the question, “what does it mean to be literate about Israel?” the team worked to establish assessment standards. Drawing on definitions of literacy in other social science disciplines and in consultation with subject experts, the research team developed a test bank of validated Israel-related questions. The question bank can be used with college-aged young adults to assess the extent and content of their Israel-related knowledge.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in JTEC: November 19, 2015
5   |   From section Adult Education
Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities
In the wake of the Israel-Hamas war in summer 2014, US and Canadian college campuses were the settings for many anti-Israel activities, including the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. This report has two aims: first, to understand the extent of hostility toward Israel and antisemitism on North American campuses and second, to assess the relationship between these trends and Jewish students’ support for and connection to Israel. The study, conducted in spring 2015, draws on a survey of US and Canadian college students and young adults who applied to Taglit-Birthright Israel.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in JTEC: August 12, 2015
6   |   From section Israel Education
Discovering Israel at War: The Impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel in Summer 2014
The present report, focusing on findings from a study of summer 2014 applicants and participants, is the latest in a series of studies of Taglit-Birthright Israel. The report focuses on understanding the degree to which the change in the applicant pool affected perceptions of the trip experience, the impact of the trip itself on connection to Israel and sense of Jewish identity, and the impact of the conflict in Gaza on trip experiences and trip impact.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in JTEC: April 19, 2015
7   |   From section Israel Education
How Do Young American Jews Feel About Israel?
Last summer, our routine evaluation of Taglit-Birthright Israel became a serendipitous natural experiment allowing us to assess the feelings and beliefs of 18 to 26-year-old American Jews about Israel before and after the Israel-Hamas war. The research gives us an unparalleled chance to assess whether or not Israel’s conduct in the war alienated or promoted support for Israel. Applicants to Birthright are a large and fairly representative group of young adult Jews.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in JTEC: May 18, 2015
8   |   From section Israel Education
Does Taglit-Birthright Israel Foster Long-Distance Nationalism?
Taglit-Birthright Israel has brought hundreds of thousands of diaspora Jewish young adults on tours of Israel. Drawing on data from a large-scale program evaluation, we ask how the program affects participants’ feelings of homeland attachment and political views on contentious homeland issues. North Americans who traveled to Israel with Taglit between 2010 and 2012 were surveyed together with a comparison group of applicants to the program who did not participate.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: December 15, 2014
9   |   From section Israel Education
U.S. Jewish Young Adults React to the Gaza Conflict: A Survey of Birthright Israel Applicants
This study examines the reactions of a diverse group of young adults (applicants to Taglit-Birthright Israel) to the 2014 conflict in Gaza. The report compares their responses to the opinions of young adults in the U.S. The findings are based on a survey conducted in early August 2014 of a sample of U.S. based individuals who applied to the trip—both participants and nonparticipants--from 2011 to 2013. Survey questions focused on media consumption, opinions about Israel's and Hamas' action during the conflict, and support for Israel.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: October 6, 2014
10   |   From section Israel Education
The Impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel: Marriage and Family
This report examines Taglit-Birthright Israel’s long-term impact on participants with a special focus on their decisions about marriage and children. The findings are derived from data collected in 2013 for the fourth wave of the “Jewish Futures Project” (JFP), a panel study of individuals who applied to Taglit between 2001 and 2006. Interviews, both telephone and web, were conducted with over 2,000 respondents. The analysis compares Taglit participants to those who applied to the program but did not participate. Consistent with the results of three previous JFP surveys, the present study found substantial, long-term differences between Taglit participants and nonparticipants.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: September 23, 2014
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