Jewish communal professionals and historians and social scientists of Jewish education
will read The Arc of the Covenant with interest... The Arc of the Covenant succeeds in asking
pertinent questions about the future of Jewish education in medium-sized Jewish communities.
It will be up to the Jews of St. Paul and similar communities to grapple with the
facts Schwartz lays out in a search for practical and salutary answers.
Full review can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1080/15244113.2020.1783905
The Arc of the Covenant offers an institutional study examining the surprising successes and the challenges of community-sponsored Jewish learning in the upper Mississippi during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Written in part as a historical chronicle in its own right and in part to inform strategic planning for the future of Jewish education in St. Paul, The Arc of the Covenant straddles the domains of local history and communal policy making.