The Future of Conservative Judaism in the United States

By Charles S. Liebman

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), March 31, 1980

The author reviews survey data indicating that the Conservative movement will face a serious membership decline in the coming decades. The author recommends that the Conservative movement seek to bolster and encourage ritual observance (i.e. keeping kosher) among its laity in order to boost the numbers in its most promising demographic core. He also argues that Conservative Judaism must hold fast to the principle that Jewish law is binding and obligatory to Jews.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Demography, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints

Volume/Issue: 11

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Liebman, Charles S. The Future of Conservative Judaism in the United States. Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 31 March 1980:


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