Setting The Goals * Defining the Problems in Our Time * The Basic Values of Judaism: What Kind of People Do We Want Our Children to Be? * The Ideal Jewish Education To Raise A Jewish Child: Transmitting The Values * Effective Child-Raising Practices: The Foundation Blocks * The Home and Neighborhood: Creating an Environment * Peer Groups: Leisure-Time Education * Cases from a Rabbis Study: Coping with Contemporary Situations Selecting The Right School * The Ideological and Pedagogical Differences Among Schools * Schools to Choose Among: Their Strengths and Weaknesses * Epilogue: Where Do We Go From Here?
Hayim Halevy Donin established himself as an incomparable teacher and interpreter of Jewish law and practice through his classic book To Be a Jew. For twenty years he was Rabbi of Congregation B'nai David in Southfield, Michigan, where he was also Adjunct Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Detroit. Rabbi Donin held a Ph.D. in Education and was also the founder and president of the Akiva Hebrew Day School in Detroit.