February 21, 2013
Time for Jews to Do Some Proselytizing
Motti Inbari, Jewish Ideas Daily
The high rates of intermarriage among people who have been raised as Reform or Conservative Jews are well known. Less well known, but statistically demonstrable, is the decline in the number of American Jews who continue to belong to non-Orthodox denominations. In a recent essay on Jewish Ideas Daily, Andrew Apostolou warned that intermarriage threatens to bring about the demographic collapse of the Reform and Conservative movements.
While Apostolou himself did not propose a solution to the problem he identified, many other people in the Jewish community have launched projects designed to promote Jewish education and outreach in order to keep the younger generations of Jews involved and engaged. Unfortunately, these “inside the box” efforts have met...
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