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Uncoupled: How our Singles are Reshaping Jewish Engagement

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Jewish Identity Project of Reboot

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; Ari Y. Kelman

Funder(s): Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Funder(s): Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Marriage; Jewish Outreach; Study; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

At least half of non-Orthodox American Jews are uncoupled in two ways, the authors assert: first they are unmarried, and second, they are disengaged from organized Jewry. The authors base their conclusions on a study of national survey data. But, they argue, this disengagement does not represent a distancing from being Jewish, but rather a dissatisfaction with the existing options for connecting Jewishly.