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Congregation, Community and Continuity: Denominational Affiliation as an Indicator of Jewish Identity

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Identity formation; Congregations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 29 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1997), 281-293. This paper examines the question of the relationship between religious affiliation and a variety of manifestations of Jewish identity and identification. The author presents data for baby boomers and those born between 1926-1945 based on the 1990 NJPS.