The real meaning of our work? : Jewish youth clubs in the UK, 1880-1939 /

"Youth clubs like the Boys' Brigade became a trend in the UK in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Jewish community in the UK began their own clubs to educate and entertain young Jews. These clubs mirrored the examples begun within the Christian community and adapted th...

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Author / Creator:Holdorph, Anne, 1983- author.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, [2017]
©2017
Description:[vii], 235 pages ; 23 cm
Language:English
Subject:Jewish Lads' & Girls' Brigade (Great Britain) -- History -- 19th century.
Jewish Lads' & Girls' Brigade (Great Britain) -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish Lads' & Girls' Brigade (Great Britain)
Jewish youth -- Great Britain -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 19th century.
Jewish youth -- Great Britain -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Jewish youth -- Societies and clubs.
Jews -- Social life and customs.
Great Britain.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11596880
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ISBN:9783034322133
3034322135
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Youth clubs like the Boys' Brigade became a trend in the UK in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Jewish community in the UK began their own clubs to educate and entertain young Jews. These clubs mirrored the examples begun within the Christian community and adapted their models of social control by providing purposeful recreation, religious education and sporting activities to cultivate young minds and bodies. Much primary source material exists on these clubs, including publicity material provided by the clubs themselves as well as oral history accounts given by former members. This book looks at the records left behind by the Jewish clubs and asks to what extent they were successful in providing Jewish education to Jewish youth and how this education was defined by gender. The author ultimately argues that some religious elements were evident in these clubs and that where they were included, inclusive British identities were promoted"--back cover.