Judaic Inreach: Enhancing Shabbat Observance in a Suburban Congregation

By Morton Weinfeld

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), August 1, 1996

The author describes the efforts of one relatively new, egalitarian Conservative synagogue in midwestern United States to encourage greater Shabbat observance in its membership by means of an "Enhancing Shabbat Observance" (ESO) program. The author describes the target congregation, the ESO program's objectives and strategies, the implementation of the program, and results of the program as derived from a survey and interviews with participants. The author describes the program as a success.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Ritual, Masorti Judaism, Renewal and Renaissance, Conservative Judaism, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints

Volume/Issue: no.339

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Weinfeld, Morton. Judaic Inreach: Enhancing Shabbat Observance in a Suburban Congregation. Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1 August 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2446


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