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Monday, February 17 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Analyzing the Pew Study

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The Pew report rocked the Jewish world. Close analysis of the study reveals both the rise of Jews who do not identify as having any religion and an increasingly vibrant Orthodox population in America. What is the role of Reform Judaism in this new American Jewish landscape? How will the Reform movement allow American Jews to define what Judaism means to them and also articulate a Judaism that is centered on study, ritual and ethics?

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Steven M. Cohen

Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner; co-author of The Jew Within and Two Worlds of Judaism: The Israeli and American Experiences; President of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry; lead researcher on Jewish Community Study of NY: 2011.  Recipiant of an honorary doctorate from the Spertus Institute of... Read More →
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Leon A. Morris

Leon A. Morris is a rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor and was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El.  He writes essays frequently for a variety of publications and is one of four editors of Mishkan HaNefesh, the forthcoming Reform High Holiday prayer book.  Leon lives in Sag Harbor with his wife Dasee Berkowitz, a Jewish educator and writer, and their children Tamir, Yael and... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Grove I

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