The Jewish Family: An Endangered Species?

By Gladys Rosen

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1979

The author reviews the vital role played by the family unit in passing on Jewish tradition and identity. She lays out some of the biggest challenges facing the modern Jewish family, including postponement of marriage, a dramatically low birth-rate, a rising divorce rate, intermarriage, less intergenerational contact, and changing gender roles. The author argues that Jewish organizations need to reconsider programming and services with an eye toward how all programs affect Jewish families, rather than considering only impact on Jews as individuals. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.

Topic: Social Issues, Demography, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 55/No. 4

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Rosen, Gladys. The Jewish Family: An Endangered Species?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1979:


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