What Happens on the Bus? How Community Impacts Jewish Engagement on Taglit-Birthright Israel

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dc.contributor.author Fishman, Shira
dc.contributor.author Shain, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Saxe, Leonard
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-25T17:03:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-25T17:03:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation In L. Remennick, Ed., Formal and Informal Jewish Education: Lessons and Challenges in Israel and in the Diaspora. vol. 17, 2012-2013 Sociological Institute for Community Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33936
dc.description.abstract Taglit-Birthright Israel motivates participants “to explore their Jewish identity through a peer educational experience of historic and contemporary Israel” and attempts to strengthen relationships among young Jews in the Diaspora and Israel (Taglit-Birthright Israel, 2012). Substantial research has shown the positive impact of Taglit, but there are still multiple questions about the mechanism through which Taglit impacts the participants. The current research explores the role of creating community on the Taglit bus. Using data from pre and post-trip surveys, the impact of community on participants’ connections to Judaism and Israel are explored. In sociological terms, bringing individuals together to create community increases bonding social capital. Data show that an atmosphere of community and friendship on the bus is a strong predictor of trip outcomes. Implications for participants’ connections with the Jewish community are considered. In L. Remennick, Ed., Formal and Informal Jewish Education: Lessons and Challenges in Israel and in the Diaspora. vol. 17, 2012-2013 Sociological Institute for Community Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sociological Institute for Community Studies, Bar-Ilan University
dc.rights (c) 2013 Bar Ilan University
dc.subject Birthright Israel
dc.subject Jewish Identity
dc.subject Jewish Young Adults
dc.title What Happens on the Bus? How Community Impacts Jewish Engagement on Taglit-Birthright Israel
dc.type Book chapter
mods.date.keydate 2013


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