Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774

The statistics may be open to varying interpretations, but leaders should conduct substantial analyses to determine if the trends can or should be reversed and how, writes Rabbi George Stern. 


In the recent Pew study, 75 percent of Jews report “a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people,” yet a much smaller percentage belong to synagogues. Rabbi Michael Knopf describes what he thinks synagogues could do to flourish again.


Rather than lament the findings of a new national population survey, Rabbi Jeremy Gerber says we should use them as a tool to help us reconsider how we approach affiliated and unaffiliated alike.

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