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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Jewish Education

For a Special Issue on
Jewish Education Through the Lens of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Manuscript deadline
15 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Mijal Bitton, Shalom Hartman Institute
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Ilana Horwitz, Tulane University
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Jewish Education Through the Lens of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

The editors of the Journal of Jewish Education invite papers for a special issue highlighting issues of race, ethnicity, and immigration status in Jewish education. Scholarly investigations of American Jews are increasingly attuned to the deep diversity that has always characterized Jewish populations. The 2020 Pew study on Jewish Americans highlighted multiple axes of diversity: race and ethnicity (according to American classification), Sephardic/Mizrahi and/or Ashkenazi heritage, and immigration status. However, there is still a lot that scholars and practitioners do not understand about the experiences of Jews who have remained marginalized, minoritized, or underrepresented in canonical narratives of American Jews.

This issue aims to bring together varying disciplinary perspectives to advance our understanding of Jewish education through lenses focused on Jewish diversity. Submissions are invited from historical, anthropological, sociological, educational, philosophical, and/or psychological perspectives, across methodological frameworks, and pertaining to formal and informal Jewish education settings serving the full age range of learners, from early childhood through adult and senior populations. Authors are welcome to reflect on their own positionality and theoretical approaches to questions of scholars’ identities in their manuscript submissions.

Questions to be considered may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• How do institutional approaches to and negotiation of racial and ethnic diversity in Jewish educational settings (e.g., camps, day schools) shape participants’ (e.g., campers, students) experiences?
• How does the educational experience in Israeli and/or Jewish schools vary for immigrant groups that have experienced social discrimination and marginalization (e.g., Ethiopian Israelis)?
• How, when, where, in what contexts, with what pedagogies, and to what ends do educators in Jewish educational settings teach about race and ethnicity?
• How have Jewish institutions in various communities undertaken the work of educating and socializing Jewish immigrants?
• How do Jewish students who represent ethnic and racial minorities experience majority-white or Ashkenazi Jewish educational spaces?
We encourage sharing of this call for papers with a large and diverse set of scholars.

Submission Instructions

We expect this special issue will publish in June 2023.

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