All in the (Jewish) Family: Understanding, Utilizing, and Enhancing Images of Intermarriage and Other Jewish Family Relationships on Popular Television

Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jonathan Pearl; Judith Pearl

Research Area: Culture and religion; Media, telecommunications, and information

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Media; Family

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Jewish community has much to gain from an exploration and utilization of television's depictions of Jews and particularly the issues of intermarriage, assimilation, and Jewish identity. Television can be used as a resource to reach nonaffiliated Jews and to communicate ideas and values. Jewish communal leaders should help guide others to view television critically and to work to enhance positive Jewish televimages.