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  • 1 in 5 U.S. Jews: No religion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 2, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    Of the approximately 5.3 million American adults who consider themselves Jewish, 22 percent say they have no religion, according to a new survey of American Jews conducted by the Pew Research Center and released on Oct. 1. 

    The study’s findings show a dramatic increase over the...

  • Pew Research Center surveying Jews in U.S.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2013 | 10:07 am

    The Pew Research Center is conducting a nationwide survey of Jewish-Americans.

    Associate Director for Research Alan Cooperman confirmed that the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life “is working on a survey of American Jews.”

    Pew Research Center is an independent nonprofit,...

  • Two Surveys of U.S. Jewish Population on the Horizon - Finally

    By Pini Herman

    March 11, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Usually surveys only make news when they are released, but two long overdue surveys of the U.S.Jewish population are being planned. The surveys are being planned by two different entities, the Pew Research Center and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU.

    The two US Jewish...

  • A Single Problem

    By Rob Eshman

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I have a perfect record in setting up my friends on dates: I have struck out every single time. I am 0 for 20, maybe worse. Only one relationship that I tried to initiate made it past the first date. That one lasted for four years and ended in tears, anguish and confusion. The only...

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  • Hillel Readies Plan of Attraction

    By Sue Fishkoff

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish college student of today is likely to be more interested in discussing religion than in practicing it. Therein lies a challenge and an opportunity, and Hillel, the college Jewish organization, says it's ready to respond.

    It was in the summer of 2004 that Hillel began work...

  • Say Hello Before They Say Goodbye

    By Alan Fisher

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jews for Jesus, Jews attending churches, low synagogue membership, astronomical rates of intermarriage -- as complex as these issues are, there is at least one remarkably simple and inexpensive solution to encouraging Jewish participation. It's called a warm greeting.

    A friendly...

  • Intermarriage:The Contest

    By Julie Wiener

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Since the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) reported that 52 percent of Jews were marrying non-Jews, the American Jewish community has been split on how to respond. While many on the left have called for greater outreach and acceptance for interfaith families, others have...
  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    British Cartoon Shows Sharon Eating Baby

    The Israeli Embassy in London sent a letter of protest to The Independent after the newspaper ran a cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon biting the flesh of a Palestinian baby. In the cartoon, which appeared as Britain...

  • Jews Must Draw in Interfaith Families

    By Edmund Case

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    According to the released portions of the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), 1.5 million non-Jews live with Jews. Who are they? How do they relate to the Jewish community? How should the community respond to them?

    Against the backdrop of a Jewish population that...

  • The Genius of the Lost NJPS

    By Roger Bennett

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    New York, December 2102:

    Historians argue as to the precise moment when the Golden Age of American Jewry we now take for granted truly began. But many point to the cancellation of the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), a century ago, in 2002 as a turning point -- an event...

  • Findings Reveal Demographic Shift

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This is the American Jewish world, by the numbers, as revealed in the just-released National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS)

    The Jewish population now stands at 5.2 million, down 5.45 percent from 5.5 million in 1990.

    Jews represent 2 percent of...

  • Jewish Identity Crisis

    By Julie Wiener

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A new study reporting decreased identification with Judaism and rising intermarriage rates is generating concern, but not shock, in the Jewish community.

    Instead, many leaders see the new findings, released last week, as a continuation of trends reported in the 1990 National Jewish...

  • Monsters

    By Rob Eshman

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ten years ago, intermarriage rose up as one of the great bogeymen of Jewish communal life. The National Jewish Population Survey, released in 1990, reported that some 52 percent of Jews marry outside their faith. You could hear the rending of garments from Maine to San Diego, as...

  • Jewish Research Calling

    By Julie Wiener

    April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    If you get a phone call in the next few months from a stranger with lots of questions, don't assume it's a telemarketer.

    The person on the other end of the line may be more interested in hearing about your Jewish identity than telling you about the latest credit card deal.

    Researchers...

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