Between the Lines: Inside Jewish Day Schools

Date: Oct 27, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsor: The Library

Location: Online

Category: Book Talks Library Events

Inside Jewish Day Schools: Leadership, Learning, and Community

Part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:30–8:30 PM

Dr. Jack Wertheimer, professor of American Jewish history at JTS, co-authored with Alex Pomson the new book Inside Jewish Day Schools: Leadership, Learning, and Community, which seeks to demystify Jewish day schools. His book talk will address a number of questions: What revolutionary changes characterize current Jewish day schools as compared to those of the 20th century? What do we know about the impact of day school education? Why is day school education so costly? And why do American Jews have a far lower rate of Jewish day school enrollment compared to nearly every other western Jewish community?

About Jack Wertheimer

Dr. Jack Wertheimer is Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at JTS. He writes on developments in the religious, communal, and educational sectors of American Jewish life since the mid-20th century. He is the author of The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today, which received a National Jewish Book Award for best book on American Jewish life in 2018.