Conference on Intermarriage

By Graenum Berger, Robert Gordis, Benjamin Z. Kreitman

UJA-Federation of New York, 1965

The conference on intermarriage examined the various factors and has sought out the underlying causes of the accelerated rate of intermarriage and its effects on US Jewish population. Intermarriage is a complex phenomenon and a part of the price that modern Jewry must pay for freedom and equality in an open society. Not all the means to resist this process are susceptible to Jewish communal action and control. Yet, action can be taken with measures that affect the structure and character of the Jewish community, or Jewish individuals and families directly, in order to make Jewish adherence more desirable and significant. Constructive steps may include the formation of a network of family counseling; extensive efforts to bring the non-Jewish partner into the community through conversion to Judaism; and the establishment of an institute on intermarriage and family problems. In order to achieve success in this field, implementation of this policy will have to be effected through different agencies - schools, parenting, synagogues, Jewish community centers and casework agencies.

Topic: Continuity, Intermarriage, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Policy, Conversion, Family, Jewish Continuity, Assimilation, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Conference on Intermarriage

Page Number(s): i-vii, 137-164

Funder: Moe and Louis Mark of the Supreme Printing Co., Inc.

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Berger, Graenum. Gordis, Robert. Kreitman, Benjamin Z. Conference on Intermarriage. Conference on Intermarriage. UJA-Federation of New York. 1965: i-vii, 137-164.


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