The author asserts that conversion is less than a complete solution to the intermarriage problem. Basing his conclusions on a larger study of Conservative synagogues and their members, he demonstrates that while Conservative converts show strong attachment to God, prayer, Shabbat, synagogue skills, holidays and other aspects of religious Judaism, converts often have weaker connection to the ethnic and group survival dimensions of Judaism than do born Jews. He advocates awareness of this problem among rabbis and other congregational leaders, and the creation or adaptation of programs to address it.
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Cohen, Steven M. The Conversion Illusion. Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6. Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press. 1997: