Living Mixed Traditions

By Bruce Phillips, Sherry Israel, Arnold Dashefsky, Zachary Heller, Christopher Winship

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, April 25, 2004

In this 'Double or Nothing Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage in the United States' panel, Dashefsky shares preliminary results from his recent in depth study of intermarried families, especially their attitudes towards their children's Jewish heritage. Phillips discusses his work on developing and testing a grounded theory of religious dynamics in interfaith families, defining five categories of mixed marriages based on the religious identifications of the partners, and showing that children of almost all of them tend to be raised with more markers of Christian than Jewish observance. Winship adds historical insight to aid our understanding Jewish intermarriage trends in the USA. Heller addresses the issue from a policy-planning perspective.

Topic: Methodology, Continuity, Intermarriage, Family, Jewish Continuity

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Phillips, Bruce. Israel, Sherry. Dashefsky, Arnold. Heller, Zachary. Winship, Christopher. Living Mixed Traditions. Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. 25 April 2004:


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