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  • Climate change will be the number one issue in the 2034 midterm elections

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 22, 2014 | 4:51 pm

    On the day after the Sept. 23 UN Climate Change Summit in New York, sunset will bring the High Holidays to Jews around the world.   

    On that night, I wonder whether the words of the Unetanneh Tokef, the troubling prayer at the heart of the Days of Awe, will resonate with news...

  • Young Americans and Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    September 3, 2014 | 6:15 pm

    The new concern in the American-Jewish community is the number 25. According to a Gallup poll conducted in the midst of the Gaza war, 42 percent of all Americans supported Israel’s action. Among people aged 18 to 29, that number was 25 percent.

    This set off all the usual alarm...

  • Habonim Dror’s path to engagement

    By Roberto Loiederman

    January 23, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    The Pew Research Center’s study on American Jews, released in early October, triggered much handwringing about the finding that 20 percent — referred to as “Jews of no religion” — see themselves as Jewish because of culture or ancestry, not because of any connection to the...

  • Pew’s construct of “Jews of no religion” is imprecise and misleading

    Roger Price

    December 12, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Of the many interesting aspects of the recently released survey of Jewish Americans by the Pew Research Center (the “Pew Portrait”), perhaps none is more troubling than the distorted bisection  of American Jews into two primary sub-groups, one labeled “Jews by religion” and the...

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  • L.A. Federation at G.A. offers ideas for attracting young Jews

    November 13, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Leaders of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles were in Jerusalem this week to take part in The Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly (G.A.). In all, the G.A. — which is held in Israel once every five years — attracted more than 3,000 participants...

  • Pew finds Jews mostly liberal

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 23, 2013 | 11:46 am

    One of the most interesting findings of the respected Pew Research Center’s poll of American Jews was the continuing theme of Jewish liberalism and approval of Barack Obama’s performance — a vote of confidence in the president exceeded only by that of African-American Protestants...

  • Pew study prompts spirited synagogue leadership debate

    By Ryan Torok

    October 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    Five days after the release of the Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans,” a report revealing that Jewish engagement is on the decline, speakers at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Oct. 6 Synagogue Leadership Conference all appeared to be asking one...

  • Pew study finds a vibrant Jewish community

    October 10, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    Over the past week, I have seen a flurry of writing about Pew Research Center’s study on American Jews. Several scholars and communal leaders have taken an alarmist stance toward the findings, calling the increasing rate of intermarriage “devastating” and describing non-Orthodox...

  • ‘Gravity’ and the Pew study

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    I have one big answer to the depressing findings of the Pew poll, but you’re not going to like it.

    The Pew Research Center’s landmark new survey of American Jews came out last week, and the American Jewish community reacted about the way Sandra Bullock does when her tether snaps...

  • My Judaism: Millennials speak out following Pew poll

    October 9, 2013 | 2:05 pm

    The Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project issued its “Portrait of Jewish Americans” on Oct. 1, setting off alarms throughout the Jewish community about the future of Jewish life. Among the greatest concerns is this statement: “Among Jews in the youngest generation of...

  • How to inspire a Jewish future in America

    October 8, 2013 | 9:39 am

    Last week, the Pew Research Center released the first national demographic study of Jewish Americans in more than a decade. Like all such studies, there are disagreements at the edges about the accuracy of some of the results, but the study’s most significant findings have been...

  • Engagement trends are negative, but Jewish funders see validation in Pew study

    October 7, 2013 | 10:17 am

    If you’re pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Jewish identity building, what do you do when a survey comes along showing that the number of U.S. Jews engaging with Jewish life and religion is plummeting?

    That’s the question facing major funders of American Jewish life...

  • 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...

  • After Pew, what to do about the assimilating, intermarrying, disappearing American Jew?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 2, 2013 | 9:35 am

    In the 36 hours since the Pew Research Center released findings from its multimillion-dollar survey of American Jews – among them, that American Jews are intermarrying at ever higher rates, that one in five has “no religion,” and that Jews seem to think a good sense of humor is as...

  • Caredim in church? The wackiest result from the Pew ‘Jewish Americans’ survey

    October 1, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    The new Pew Research Center’s new study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” offers a treasure trove of survey data on American Jewry. It’s a particularly valuable service since the Jewish Federations of North America opted not do a repeat of the decennial National Jewish Population...

  • Poll: Israelis much more confident in Obama than Palestinians

    May 9, 2013 | 11:03 am

    Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found.

    The Pew Research Center poll released Thursday found that 61 percent of Israelis "express confidence in the American president to do the right thing...

  • 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,...

  • Understanding the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’s religious affiliation study

    January 2, 2013 | 3:29 pm

    The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life recently released a global study of religion whose findings have appeared in newspapers and social media everywhere. Using more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers, it found that 84 percent of adults and children around...

  • Study: Jews are world’s most migratory religious group

    March 9, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A new study found that Jews are the most internationally migratory of all the world’s major religious groups.

    “Faith on the Move,” a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, found that a quarter of Jews are international migrants,...

  • Pollsters probe depths of American fear at Museum of Tolerance’s pre-9/11 event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 9:15 am

    A new national poll unveiled at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) on Sep. 7 finds Americans are worried about a nuclear Iran, afraid that China presents a military threat to the United States and concerned about the possibility of Islamic terror attacks perpetrated by American-born...

  • Poll suggests surge in Jewish support for GOP

    August 19, 2010 | 9:35 am

    A poll based on a small sample suggests that Jewish identification with Republicans has surged.

    The Pew Research Center poll breaks down party support by religion. It shows that 33 percent of U.S. Jewish voters identify or lean toward Republicans this year, up from 20 percent in...

  • Pew Poll finds some U.S. Muslims support suicide bombing

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Don't be a suicide bomber, these Arabic-language public service announcements urge
    Ahmed Billoo is the product of an upper-middle-class Alhambra home. He grew up going to the local mosque on Fridays and holidays, playing sports with friends and enjoying the blessings of a...
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