By Zohar Rotem I want to thank eJewishPhilanthropy for starting an important conversation on the issue of “Jews of No Religion” (JNRs), and Herbet J. Gans for introducing the issue so succinctly (here, and then here). I agree with the broad strokes of Gans’ analysis, but wish t … [Read more...] about Who by Religion? The “Jews of No Religion” Category is Misleading – a response to Herbert J. Gans
Pew Survey: Portrait of Jewish Americans
By Maayan Jaffe JNS.org Since the Pew Research Center released its U.S. Religious Landscape Study in May, most discussion of its findings has been quickly drowned out by other news. This is in stark contrast to the much-debated Pew survey on American Jewry that was released … [Read more...] about Pew and the Jews, Part 2: Experts say Leveraging Poll Data Trumps Numbers
By Herbert J Gans The study "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" issued by the Pew Research Center in October 2013 has been widely discussed and debated. However, one piece of the portrait deserves further, discussion; the so called JNRs, Jews of No Religion who do not identify … [Read more...] about Jews of No Religion and the Future of American Jewry
By Nancy Parkes I have read the reports and the responses. I have attended meetings and have discussed the findings of the Pew report with many of my colleagues and with experts in the field, all whom I would define as people who care deeply about the future of Jewish life in … [Read more...] about One Educator’s Response….. on the Findings of the Pew Report and the Jewish Future
The very people who are reading and talking about the Pew study are by in large, the people who are already engaged and not the ones that we need to try and be reaching. By Sam Aboudara On Sukkot, we remember the several decades that the Israelites spent journeying through … [Read more...] about Who Will You Be Welcoming Into Your Sukkah?