This document, the conclusion of a report based on a study of Conservative synagogues and their members, contains observations from the report's various authors about the significance of the report's findings, especially as relates to themes including: commitment and loyalty of synagogue members to Conservative Judaism and to the larger Jewish community; how the synagogue intersects with family life; the impact of egalitarianism; the differences between the core and the periphery; and the impact of intermarriage.
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Kosmin, Barry A. Goldstein, Sidney. Goldstein, Alice. Heilman, Samuel C. Symposium -- What We Have Learned. 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: