Beginning at the Beginning: What Should the Jewish Community be Doing for New Jewish Parents?

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Author(s): Mark I. Rosen

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Family; Jewish continuity; Jewish Outreach

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Data from the National Jewish Population Survey continues to show that more Jewish families are becoming less connected to the Jewish community. Jewish education is one of the best ways to ensure Jewish continuity, but a major unanswered question is whether parents who do not start out connected to the community will choose to educate their children Jewishly.