Russian American Jewish Experience

Russian-American Jews: A Bright Spot For Peoplehood

Special To The Jewish Week

When it comes to Jewish population studies, we are conditioned to expect reports of doom and gloom. Assimilation and intermarriage among non-Orthodox Jews have been unstoppable facts of life in the American melting pot. Given its secular bent, the Russian-American Jewish community seems like an unlikely place to look for good news on the Jewish continuity front. But as I read through the latest New York Jewish population study, sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York, the numbers seemed to just pop off the page.

Mordechai Tokarsky
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