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A Decade of Reform Jewish Outreach: Achievement and Promise

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Publication Date: January 1990

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

Author(s): Lydia K. Kukoff

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 66:3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Religious Denominations; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Religious Denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


A decade of outreach efforts under Reform Jewish auspices has led to a change in Jewish communal attitudes toward intermarriage —from "outrage to outreach." Yet, outreach remains a delicate balancing act of rejecting intermarriage but not the intermarried and many questions remain unanswered. As we enter the second decade of outreach, the inextricable link between outreach and inreach and the need to articulate a Jewish identity for the twenty-first century become clearer.