Communal Policy and Program Direction

By Steven Bayme

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1991

The author summarizes this Conference on the Intermarriage Crisis (found on BJPA), and tries to formulate communal policy positions and program directions for the future, which includes attitudes, norms, and values concerning intermarriage. While noting some denominational differences, the author marks the main current perspective towards intermarriage -- "from outrage to outreach." Resistance to intermarriage is futile. The Jewish community must accept intermarriage (and assimilation) as a reality and promote serious outreach initiatives and accessible conversion option for the non-Jewish spouses.

Topic: Continuity, Intermarriage, Communal Responsibility, Policy, Conversion, Outreach, Jewish Continuity, Religious Denominations, Inclusion

Name of Publication: The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses

Page Number(s): 59-65

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bayme, Steven. Communal Policy and Program Direction. The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1991: 59-65.


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