Choosing Jewish: Conversations about Conversion

By Sylvia Barack Fishman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), April 2006

Choosing Jewish analyzes the process through which interfaith couples decide whether a non-Jewish partner or spouse will convert into Judaism and explores the impact of the pro and anti-conversion decision on the ethno religious character of their families. The report focuses on the creation of Jewish families rather than on individual spiritual journeys. The research is based on in-depth interviews but data from NJPS 1990 and 2000-01 are presented to provide a statistical context for the phenomena described in the interviews.

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Conversion, Family

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Choosing Jewish: Conversations about Conversion. American Jewish Committee (AJC). April 2006:


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