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Marginal No More: Jewish and Single in the 1980s

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Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Sylvia Barack Fishman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: American Jewry; Family; Marriage

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In: Journal of Jewish Communal Service 65/4, 328-331. Singles have asked for outreach from the Jewish community in several different areas. They would like to be considered part of the community instead of a marginal group. Ironically, if we wish to strengthen and enhance Jewish family units in the United States today, we must look beyond the so-called conventional Jewish family.