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Frankel Center Lecture: Steven Cohen

March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost: Free

27th David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs: “The Shrinking Jewish Middle, and Its Implications for Jewish Communal Policy”

 

The number of middle-aged non-Orthodox Jews who are engaged in Jewish life is poised to drop sharply in the next 20-40 years. And, absent significant policy changes, their numbers will continue to drop for years to come.

Low rates of marriage and births, along with high rates of intermarriage among American Jews are generating a  shrinkage of what may be termed the “Jewish Middle.” The “Jewish Middle” encompasses Jews located in the central region of the Jewish identity spectrum, approximately those identifying as Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist.

Effective policies need to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Bring down the average age at marriage.
    2. Increase the rate of inmarriage.
    3. Raise the fertility rate of non-Orthodox Jews.
    4. Encourage more non-Jewish spouses of Jews to see themselves as Jews.

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Date:
March 16
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.html#view=week

Organizer

Judaic Studies
Phone:
(734) 763-9047
Email:
judaicstudies@umich.edu

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Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Open to the Community
Yes

Venue

Palmer Commons

100 Washtenaw Avenue Forum Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 united States
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