Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6

By Steven M. Cohen, Jack Wertheimer, Nancy T. Ammerman

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press, 1997

This report presents the results from three surveys of congregational practices and programs, the behavior and beliefs of synagogue members, and the attitudes and practices of recent bar and bat mitzvah celebrants in Conservative congregations in North America. In addition to geographical information and demographics, the authors discuss education, religious beliefs, day schools, children in synagogue life, conversion and intermarriage, secularity, and an ethnographic view of the congregations.

Topic: Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Demography, Values, Synagogues and Congregations

Editor: Keysar, Ariela , Wertheimer, Jack

Funder: The Mandell L. Berman and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation , The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Wertheimer, Jack. Ammerman, Nancy T. Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6. Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press. 1997: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3570


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