How hard is it to be a Jew on college campuses?

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Show simple item record Kadushin, Charles Tighe, Elizabeth 2009-05-21T19:10:59Z 2009-05-21T19:10:59Z 2008-12
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dc.description.abstract Despite the academic successes of Jewish students on college campuses in the United States, challenges remain, particularly in terms of social involvement and ability to practice religion, much like the challenges that face students who are members of other ethnic and religious minorities. In this paper we examine data from 1,087 Jewish students at eight elite colleges and universities in the United States. The greater the percentage of Jewish students on campus and, individually, the more Jewish students feel connected to other students, including Jewish friends, the more at ease they feel. Those more engaged in Jewish religious practices experience greater difficulty, especially if there are no kosher dining facilities on campus. Both the “invisible hand” of social structure and the practical matters of Jewish observance affect Jewish students’ personal sense of ease. en_US
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dc.publisher Contemporary Jewry en_US
dc.rights The original publication is available at en_US
dc.subject Young adults en_US
dc.title How hard is it to be a Jew on college campuses? en

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