Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher: Synagogue 3000 (Project); Mechon Hadar
Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; J. Shawn Landres; Elie Kaunfer; Michelle Shain
Keywords: American Jews; Congregations
Coverage: United States
This study focuses upon the people who participate in "emergent sacred communities" / "spiritual communities" / "independent minyanim," asking: What are their demographic characteristics, their Jewish backgrounds, and their inclinations? How do they differ from "regular" congregants? Why and how do they participate in these newly formed communities? And, by extension, what are they seeking in these communities that they have not found in conventional congregations?
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