By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin

This ebook, in its 114th 12 months, presents perception into significant traits within the North American Jewish groups, interpreting the lately accomplished Pew document (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish lifestyles, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs and the united states and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as an enormous source with lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries and significant contemporary occasions. it's going to end up worthwhile to social scientists and historians of the yank Jewish group, Jewish communal staff and the clicking, between others.

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At the same time, I believe that some organizations would be better able to accomplish their goals if they changed their rhetoric, using the Pew findings as a guide. If leaders of an organization take an alarmist and survivalist approach to Jewish life, they might look at Pew’s finding of 72 % intermarriage among non-Orthodox Jews who have married in the past 10 years and respond, “Oh no! The intermarriage rate is so high! ” I believe that this rhetoric is counterproductive. I have encountered many young people (most of whom have intermarried friends or relatives) who cringe when they hear about Jewish communal leaders’ anti-intermarriage stance.

It does not reflect the actual question wording from the interview. Full question wording and order is available in Appendix B. Are you Jewish by religion? No Yes Were you raised Jewish or did you have a Jewish parent? Yes No What is your religion today? No religion Other religion Aside from religion, do you consider yourself to be Jewish or partially Jewish? Yes Aside from religion, do you consider yourself to be Jewish or partially Jewish? S. Jewish population. The first section estimates the size of the American Jewish population using various definitions of who is a Jew.

8 For the Full Report This is the overview section of a longer report that details the survey’s findings. ch/16IN5U4. Chapter 3 Rhetoric About the Diverse Jewish Community Sarah Bunin Benor How should the Pew study’s findings change the priorities of Jewish organizations? Not much. It is interesting and important for scholars and communal leaders to know the size of the Jewish population, which denominations and ideological orientations are expanding and which are retracting, and how Jews of different backgrounds differ on various measures of opinion and behavior.

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