Conversion Among the Intermarried: Choosing to Become Jewish

By Egon Mayer, Amy Avgar

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1987

This report focuses on conversion to Judaism, analyzing the characteristics of converts as a group and the dynamics underlying the conversion process. Converts and non-converts are compared by looking at a number of personal and familial attributes that are assumed to affect the likelihood of conversion. The report also examines the potential role of the rabbi and of community outreach, and explores the formal preparation for conversion. Finally, converts and non-converts are compared with Jews from birth of various denominations in an attempt to measure the relative degree and nature of Jewish identification.

Topic: Continuity, Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Conversion, Jewish Continuity

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Mayer, Egon. Avgar, Amy. Conversion Among the Intermarried: Choosing to Become Jewish. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1987:


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