Intermarriage: Reframing Discourse and Action

By Leonard Saxe, Fern Chertok, Benjamin Phillips

Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS), March 2008

This Powerpoint presentation addresses

current discourse about intermarriage, including the move from a disease model focused on prevention andtreatment to a focus on how to engage families in meaningful Jewish life;

the misinterpretation of data on Jewish engagement relating to intermarriage, especially how the differences between intermarried/inmarried households mask the critical role of meaningful Jewish education and experiences;

Possibilities and policy recommendations to change patterns of engagement with Jewish life and opportunities to alter trajectories of the next generation.

Topic: Intermarriage, Identity Formation, Identity

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Saxe, Leonard. Chertok, Fern. Phillips, Benjamin. Intermarriage: Reframing Discourse and Action. Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS). March 2008:


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