Jewish Communal Policy toward Outmarried Families: The Question of Outreach
Publication Date: January 2000
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 77:1
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Jewish Continuity; Family
Coverage: United States
The communal debate over outreach to outmarried families focuses on the wrong issue. Intermarriage is not the cause of assimilation but rather a symptom. The values held by many American Jews lead to intermarriage.