Conservative Jewry faces three major challenges. These concern its message, its quality control, and its structure:
1. The definition of the message has become a priority in part because of the blurring of the boundaries with other movements.
2. Quality control is a prime issue because Conservative Judaism depends on "franchises." It relies on local organizations - synagogues, camps, day and congregational schools, youth groups, men's clubs, and sisterhoods - to provide a quality product.
3. Conservative Judaism has structural problems because it only has a loose umbrella body, the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism. Up to twenty different organizations are represented there and in such a framework it is hard to function in a unified manner. A major restructuring of the movement is underway.
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Gerstenfeld, Manfred. Eisen, Arnold M. The Future of Conservative Jewry: An interview with Arnold M. Eisen. American Jewry's Comfort Level: Present and Future. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 2010: