Congregation, Community and Continuity: Denominational Affiliation as an Indicator of Jewish Identity


Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: American Jews; Identity formation; Congregations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 29 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1997), 281-293. This paper examines the question of the relationship between religious affiliation and a variety of manifestations of Jewish identity and identification. The author presents data for baby boomers and those born between 1926-1945 based on the 1990 NJPS.