Transformations in the Composition of American Jewish Households

By Sylvia Barack Fishman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 2010

The author discusses trends in American Jewish nuclear family composition, and factors contributing to them. Among the trends discussed are rising rates of intermarriage, delayed marriage and non-marriage. The author argues that the high school years are very important for later patterns of behavior. Creating educational programs for teens should be a top priority for Jewish communal leaders, she contends.

Topic: Continuity, Generational Issues, Family, Marriage, Demography, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: American Jewry's Comfort Level: Present and Future

Editor: Bayme, Steven , Gerstenfeld, Manfred

Page Number(s): 151-159

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISBN: 978-965-218-086-5

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) and Manfred Gerstenfeld

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Bibliographic Information:
Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Transformations in the Composition of American Jewish Households. American Jewry's Comfort Level: Present and Future. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 2010: 151-159. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8256


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