Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Author(s): Leonard Saxe; Fern Chertok; Benjamin Phillips
Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions
Keywords: Intermarriage; Identity formation; Jewish identity
Coverage: United States
This Powerpoint presentation addresses
* current discourse about intermarriage, including the move from a disease model focused on “prevention” and “treatment” to a focus on how to engage families in meaningful Jewish life;
* the misinterpretation of data on Jewish engagement relating to intermarriage, especially how the differences between intermarried/inmarried households mask the critical role of meaningful Jewish education and experiences;
* Possibilities and policy recommendations to change patterns of engagement with Jewish life and opportunities to alter trajectories of the next generation.
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