Reform and Conservative Congregations: Different Strengths, Different Challenges

Synagogue 3000, March 2012

U.S. Jewish congregational life is showing signs of stagnation, with few young adults, many older members and more than adequate sanctuary space, according to a new survey of Jewish congregational life. The survey, which included responses from leaders in 1,215 synagogues, offers the most comprehensive view of Reform and Conservative movement congregations to date. Conducted by sociologist Steven M. Cohen for the Synagogue Studies Institute of Synagogue 3000, the survey is part of the larger Faith Communities Today (FACT), a national data set of American religious congregations.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Young Adults, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Survey, Economy, Affiliation, Inclusion, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: S3K Report

Volume/Issue: No.11

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Reform and Conservative Congregations: Different Strengths, Different Challenges. S3K Report. Synagogue 3000. March 2012: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13949


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