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Who is a Jew in 21st century America? Is
membership in “the tribe” defined by shared religious beliefs? Common
ethnic backgrounds? Familiar holiday practices? Similar tastes in
culture and cuisine? And what do the widely varying answers to those
questions mean for the future of the American Jewish community?

In
2013, at the suggestion of Jewish Daily Forward editor Jane Eisner, the
Pew Research Center completed the most comprehensive and credible
survey ever conducted among American Jews. Its findings were nothing
short of astounding to communal leaders, demographers and individual
Jews alike.

In this new e-book, the venerable Forward – the
premier source of news, analysis and cultural coverage that matters to
the American Jewish community – explains and analyzes the Pew report,
with contributions from its own journalists and a diverse selection of other experts.

Startling,
sobering and sometimes even amusing, this accessible collection of
articles and essays will inform and enlarge the critical conversation
among American Jews about their communal future.

Includes a
helpful discussion guide
for educators, community and book groups, and
leaders of Jewish organizations.
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About the author

The Jewish Daily Forward (http://forward.com) is the premier source of news, analysis and cultural coverage that matters to the American Jewish community, providing outstanding independent journalism, every day. To receive our free, daily e-newsletters, visit http://jd.fo/nb. 

Elka Abrahamson is president of the Wexner Foundation.

Sarah Bunin Benor is an associate professor of contemporary Jewish studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.

Steven M. Cohen is a research professor of Jewish social policy at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.

Sergio DellaPergola is a professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jane Eisner is the editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward.

Dan Friedman is the managing editor of the Jewish Daily Forward.

J.J. Goldberg, Editor-at-Large for the Forward, is the author of "Jewish Power: Inside the American Jewish Establishment." His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Daily Beast, Columbia Journalism Review and elsewhere.

Bethamie Horowitz is a research professor at New York University. She directed the 1991 New York Jewish Population Study.

Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Jewish Daily Forward.

Carla Naumburg is a writer, clinical social worker and mother. She is a contributing editor for Kveller.com, and is writing a book on mindful parenting.

Leonard Saxe is Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Brandeis University and the director of the Steinhardt Social Research Institute.

Martyna Starosta is the digital media producer for the Forward.

Alan Wolfe is a professor of political science and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.

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The Forward Association, Inc.
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Published on
Oct 14, 2013
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Pages
77
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ISBN
9781937417185
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Jewish
Social Science / Demography
Social Science / Jewish Studies
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