Canada: Jewish Education in Canada

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Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 5)

Abstract

Jewish education in Canada, especially in Toronto and Montreal, has been unusually well subscribed and well supported by the Jewish community in the post-World War II era. The reasons for its success lie partly in Canada’s binational structure and public attitudes toward religion and state, but also in the community’s relatively recent arrival and a level of anti-Semitism higher than that in the neighboring United States. The successes of Jewish education in Canada can be measured not only in the number of schools and pupils, but also in innovative research and the creation of strong central educational bureaus. Although community support remains strong, there are danger signs on the horizon at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, which point to a diminution of communal interest and financing in the years to come.

Keywords

Jewish Community Jewish People Jewish Life Canadian Context Jewish Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Jewish Studies, York UniversityTorontoCanada

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