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Homes Away from HomeJewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg$
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Sarah Wobick-Segev

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781503605145

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503605145.001.0001

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Room to Grow

Room to Grow

Children, Youth, and Informal Education

(p.75) Chapter 3 Room to Grow
Homes Away from Home

Sarah Wobick-Segev

Stanford University Press

Chapter 3 examines the growing anxiety over the future of Judaism and Jewishness as it was expressed toward children and youth. Vacation camps and youth movements were seen as ideal venues for formal and informal education. Their creators and organizers hoped that such spaces would create bonds between Jewish children and instill in them a sense of Jewish belonging. Parents, too, had a role to play in this story. Just as they had come to use leisure and social spaces to solidify belonging with other Jews and to find a spouse, they hoped that children and youth would develop a sense of Jewish self-identification through social and leisure practices. Together, parents and leaders wanted children to develop a sense of Jewish belonging and for this reason encouraged them to participate in Jewish organizations and play in Jewish environments.

Keywords:   children, youth, summer camps, youth movements, leisure, solidarity, scouting, sports

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