Emergent Jewish Communities and their Participants: Preliminary Findings from the 2007 National Spiritual Communities Study
Publication Date: November 2007
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Congregations
Coverage: United States
This study focuses upon the people who participate in "emergent sacred communities" / "spiritual communities" / "independent minyanim," asking: What are their demographic characteristics, their Jewish backgrounds, and their inclinations? How do they differ from "regular" congregants? Why and how do they participate in these newly formed communities? And, by extension, what are they seeking in these communities that they have not found in conventional congregations?