Non-denominational and Post-denominational: Two Tendencies in American Jewry

By Steven M. Cohen

Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, June 2005

In the last few years, two trends, distinctive but often conflated, have come to characterize the denominational identity patterns of American Jews. One we may call "non-denominationalism," in which Jews decline to see themselves as aligned with Orthodoxy, Conservatism, Reform or Reconstructionism (the major denominational choices available to American Jews). On social surveys, when asked for their denominational identity, they answer, or are classified as, "Just Jewish," "Secular" or "Something else Jewish." In Contact: The Journal of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation, v.7 no.4, Summer 2005, p.7-8

Topic: Jewish Identification, Demography, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Volume/Issue: Vol.7/No.4

Page Number(s): 7-8

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Genre: Popular Periodical

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Non-denominational and Post-denominational: Two Tendencies in American Jewry. Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. June 2005: 7-8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=179


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