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Re-Examining Intermarriage: Trends, Textures and Strategies

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Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee; Susan and David Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies (University of Judaism)

Author(s): Benjamin T. Phillips

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: American Jews; Marriage; Jewish organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This study, based upon the NJPS and subsequent interviews with the NJPS sample of intermarried couples and additional sample groups in 1993 and 1995, adds substantially to what we know about intermarriage and provides the basis for communal response. The study demonstrates that only a minority of intermarried couples appears receptive to Jewish communal outreach efforts, it offers for the first time a rational basis for the community to determine which of these activities are most effective and how best to pursue them.