Transformations in the Composition of American Jewish Households
Publication Date: January 2006
Author(s): Sylvia Barack Fishman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Marriage; Generational Issues; Demography; Jewish Continuity
Coverage: United States
The author discusses trends in American Jewish nuclear family composition, and factors contributing to them. Among the trends discussed are rising rates of intermarriage, delayed marriage and non-marriage. The author argues that the high school years are very important for later patterns of behavior. Creating educational programs for teens should be a top priority for Jewish communal leaders, she contends.