Reflecting on Conservative Judaism

By Judy Yudof

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2006

Reflecting on Conservative Judaism, the author asserts that he and many others identify the movement as pluralistic and believe in an evolving halacha (Jewish law). However, individual observance is neither required nor enforced, and the movement often loses promising and committed young people to a more traditional stream of Judaism. The author concludes that to revitalize and grow the movement, we must look to the synagogue as the locus of education, inspiration and activities that will influence our members to aspire to engage in experiential Judaism.

Topic: Halakha, Congregations and Synagogues, Organizational Development, Jewish Law, Young Adults, Masorti Judaism, Engagement, Conservative Judaism, Organizational Philosophy, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/628

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Yudof, Judy. Reflecting on Conservative Judaism. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2006: 14-15.


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