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2019 Annual Assessment

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Sarna, Jonathan D. “American Judaism: A History”. Yale University Press. 2005, and from an interview with the author.

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Wertheimer, Jack. “The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today”. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. 2018

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Wittner, Michael. “On the North Shore, Synagogues Close, Merge, and Consolidate”. The Jewish Journal. February 8, 2019. http://jewishjournal.org/2019/02/07/on-the-north-shore-synagogues-close-merge-and-consolidate/

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Weinbach, Elchanan. “Losing – and Gaining – the Future.” Jewish Standard. June 5, 2019. https://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/losing-and-gaining-the-future/

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Ben-Moche, Erin. “Hakhel brings 11 Countries to Israel for Innovation Conference.” Jewish Journal. May 17, 2019. https://jewishjournal.com/online/298755/hakhel-brings-11-countries-to-israel-for-innovation-conference/

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Morr, Sherri W. “Jewish Emergent Network Conference (JEN). EJewishPhilanthropy. June 19, 2018. https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/jewish-emergent-network-conference-jen/

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https://www.hadar.org/minyan-conference/2010

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For further reading on post-Boomers and Millennials generally, see the following: Greenberg, Anna. “Grande Soy Vanilla Latte with Cinnamon, No Foam…” Jewish Identity and Community in a Time of Unlimited Choices.” Reboot. 2006. And, Cohen, Steven M., Landres, J. Shawn, Kaunfer, Elie and Shain, Michelle. “Emergent Jewish Communities and their Participants: Preliminary Findings from the 2007 National Spiritual Communities Study. Synagogue 3000 and Mechon Hadar. November 2007. And, Bryfman, David. “ An I-Centered Approach to Jewish Generation Me”.
The Aleph Bet of Israel Education. August 2011. And, Wertheimer, “The New American Judaism” (referenced above), And, Benor, Sara Bunin. “Trends Among Contemporary American Jews, focusing on Young Adults in Los Angeles”. Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. June 2012. And, Chertok, Fern, Koren, Annette, Bernstein, Rachel and Belzer, Tobin. “Outbound on the T: Jewish Young Adults in Cambridge, Somerville and Jamaica Plain.” Brandeis, Steinhardt Social Research Institute. September 2017. And, Cohen, Steven M. And Kelman, Ari Y. “ Continuity of Discontinuity – How young Jews are Connecting, Creating and Organizing their Own Jewish lives”.” IssueLab 21/64. 2007. And, Kelman, Ari, Belzer, Tobin, Horwitz, Ilana, Hassenfeld, Ziva and Williams, Matt. “Traditional Judaism: The Conceptualization of Jewishness in the Lives of American Post-Boomers”. Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 23 no. 1 Fall 2017. And, Pew Research Center. “Nones on the Rise”. October 9, 2012. And “Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends.” March 7, 2014. And, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape”. May 12, 2015.

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Magid, Shaul. American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Post-Ethnic Society.” Indiana University Press, Bloomington IN. 2013.

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Kelman, Ari, Belzer, Tobin, Horwitz, Ilana, Hassenfeld, Ziva and Williams, Matt. “Traditional Judaism: The Conceptualization of Jewishness in the Lives of American Post-Boomers”. Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 23 no. 1 Fall 2017.

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From an interview conducted by the author with Rabbi Dr. Dan Judson of Hebrew College, who recently published a history on the subject of synagogue funding.

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Aronson, Janet Krasner, Boxer, Matthew, Brookner Matthew A, and Saxe, Leonard. “The 2017 Greater Washington DC Jewish Community Demographic Study.” Brandeis University, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. 2018.

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Cox, Daniel and Jones, Robert P. “America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). September 6, 2017.

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Aronson, Janet Krasner, Boxer, Matthew, Brookner, Matthew A, Kadushin, Charles and Saxe, Leonard. “The 2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study.” Brandeis University, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. 2016. And, Boxer, Matthew, Brookner, Matthew A, Aronson, Janet Krasner and Saxe, Leonard. “The 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study.” Brandeis University, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. 2018. And, Boxer, Matthew, Brookner, Matthew A, Aronson, Janet Krasner and Saxe, Leonard. “The 2018 South Palm Beach County Jewish Community Study.” Brandeis University, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. 2018. And, Aronson, Janet Krasner, Boxer, Matthew, Brookner Matthew A, and Saxe, Leonard. “The 2017 Greater Washington DC Jewish Community Demographic Study.” Brandeis University, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. 2018.

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Aronson, Janet Krasner, Boxer, Matthew, Brookner Matthew A, Saxe, Leonard and Kadushin, Charles. “A New Approach to Understanding Contemporary Jewish Engagement.” Contemporary Jewry. March 2019, Volume 39, issue 1. Pp 91-113.

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Rabbi Ellie Kaunfer, founder of Mechon Hadar, in an interview with the author.

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In an interview with the author, and – The Jewish Voice. “Historian Jonathan Sarna on the Present and Future of American Judaism.” Interview, Staff. July 24, 2019. http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/07/24/historian-jonathan-sarna-on-the-present-future-of-american-judaism/

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