Avi Chai Foundation

Study Suggests Fixes For Israel Detachment

The road to affinity with Israel runs through relationships with other Jews, wherever they are found, study says.

05/07/2014
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Between a quarter and a half of all day school students feel detached from Israel. To fix the problem, it may actually be more helpful for students to see their parents serving on the board of the local JCC than for the family to visit the Jewish State.

A child’s affinity with Israel grows from ties with Jews from afar, be it Haifa or Hartford, a study found. Michael Daitikash/JW
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