Why Reform Risks Isolation

By Steven M. Cohen

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Spring 1991

The author argues that Reform Judaism may become increasingly detached from the rest of organized Jewry in the next decade, with more Reform Jews joining temples but fewer Reform leaders participating in the arena of Jewish communal life. The author discusses three patterns which suggest this: intermarriage, a new emphasis on spirituality, and the emergence of the federation's Jewish education agenda. The author argues that this ought to be of concern both to Reform and other Jewish community leaders.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Congregations and Synagogues, Continuity, Jewish Continuity, Religious Denominations, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Reform Judaism

Volume/Issue: vol.19/no.3

Page Number(s): 34-35

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Why Reform Risks Isolation. Reform Judaism. Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Spring 1991: 34-35. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3854


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