Late Twentieth Century Conservative Synagogues: An Ethnographic View
In this study of two suburban Conservative synagogues in Minnesota, the author finds that synagogues play a narrower, but more religious, role in its members' lives than was once the case. Adults who join and count themselves among the active members seem far more interested in learning than in other activities, the author notes, and religious idioms of practice and mitzvot take center stage in synagogue life, though each synagogue creates a unique culture that shapes that practice.
Page Number(s): 39-43
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Prell, Riv-Ellen. Late Twentieth Century Conservative Synagogues: An Ethnographic View. 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: 39-43. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3564
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