Jewish Identity and religious affiliation

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Jewish Identity and religious affiliation
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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 9:26am

Have you seen this NYTimes article? What's your reaction?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/us/poll-shows-major-shift-in-identity-of-us-jews.html?_r=1&

It's discouraging. One of the reasons I stay involved religiously at my synagogue is to help maintain the community, and to feel a part of the community. But, at 54, I'm among the youngest 10% in the room! Perhaps we need to find a different way to build identity and community, and that could then lead to more religious affiliation (and I don't mean observance, necessarily). What do you think?

Janet


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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:48am

A concise point of view, "The Pew Study: What the stats can and can’t teach us"

http://networkedblogs.com/PF2jw

Janet