Conservative Synagogues and Their Members: Highlights of the North American Study of 1995-96

By Steven M. Cohen, Jack Wertheimer, Nancy T. Ammerman, Alice Goldstein

Ratner Center for the Study of Conservative Judaism, September 1996

This publication has a two-fold purpose: to inform a wide readership interested in the condition of North American Jewry about the largest segment of synagogue-affiliated Jews in the United States and Canada; and to serve as a self-study document for the Conservative movement and its leaders. This report presents findings from five distinct, yet interrelated, research projects: * The National Jewish Population Survey of 1990. * A congregational survey of approximately half of the affiliates of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. * A membership survey about the characteristics and Jewish commitments of over 1,700 synagogue members of randomly selected congregations. * A survey of recent bar and bat mitzvah celebrants conducted in order to learn about the Jewish identity and experiences of nearly 1,500 young people. * Two separate ethnographic studies studying two congregations in the Northeast two in the Midwest.

Topic: Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Synagogues and Congregations

Funder: Pew Charitable Trusts

Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Wertheimer, Jack. Ammerman, Nancy T. Goldstein, Alice. Conservative Synagogues and Their Members: Highlights of the North American Study of 1995-96. Ratner Center for the Study of Conservative Judaism. September 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=174


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