Call for Papers for Upcoming Themed Issue: Jewish Adolescents

 In Announcements

Intents to submit requested by November 2, 2018

Manuscripts due by May 31, 2019

The editors of the Journal of Jewish Education are interested in receiving papers that address the lives, educational experiences, attitudes, interests, and affiliations of Jewish adolescents.

Adolescence has long been considered a time of change and development. In this themed issue of the Journal of Jewish Education we seek to explore topics related to Jewish adolescents in this moment in time.  How do new contexts shape what it means to be a Jewish adolescent?

We seek submissions of thoughtful empirical investigations of Jewish adolescents, as well as adolescents in Jewish settings. We are open to a variety of considerations about what constitutes the period of adolescence, spanning approximately the ages of eleven through twenty-one. The papers should explicitly concern Jewish education or educational settings, or should address implications for practice in these contexts.

We welcome papers from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Submissions are invited from historical, anthropological, sociological, educational, performance, philosophical, or psychological perspectives, across methodological frameworks, and focused on both historical and contemporary phenomena. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • well-being and resilience
  • religiosity and spirituality
  • development of Jewish identity
  • technology and social media
  • relationships with family, peers, adult mentors, counselors, and teachers
  • Jewish adolescence outside of the United States and Canada

Submission Instructions

Intents should be sent to and should include the name of the author(s), author contact information, and a working title. Manuscripts should be submitted according to the instructions for authors available online at the Journal of Jewish Education website:

Specific questions regarding submissions should be directed to:

Editorial information

Senior Editor: Helena Miller, London School of Jewish Studies

Managing Editor: Susan Kittner Huntting

Editors of Themed Issue: David Bryfman, Arielle Levites, Alex Pomson

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