Reaching In, Reach Out: Satisfying the Spiritual Hunger of Today's Jews


Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher: Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Steven Huberman

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Outreach; Spirituality; Jewish Continuity

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Today, many Jews are traveling along different spiritual paths in a search for meaning, purpose, and certainty. A survey of over 3,000 affiliated Jews in the Los Angeles area found that many Jews are conducting that search outside the organized Jewish community. Creating supportive, close-knit communities, developing role models, and devising creative outreach programs can reach these marginally involved Jews.