Jewish orgs merging w non Jewish orgs such as YMCA-JCC
Large-scale initiatives are slowing. Instead small scale initiatives...
Aliyah: living in both Israel and the US
Demography -- our community size will shrink except a report last week that there are 6.5 mill Amercsn Jews. Absolute decline in number of American Jews in 2001 due to low Jewish birthrate. Declining immigration. Conversions to Judaism are flat. Reform and Reconstructionist accepting father descent
Diaspora shrinking .8 a a year
Change in nature of diaspora. 80% in Israel and us.
97% are on 14 countries
We've moved to stable countries.
Judaism is contracting while other religions are expanding .
We are reducing our exposure to the larger world.
The jewish influence?
Growing number of Jewish movements
More diversity in Jewish life. One generation Jews.
Propitious notion on the decline.
Soviet Jews are proponents of propitious.
What are the Jewish values that have been exported to the world?
Assimilation or revitalization
We don't know.
What s our great mission? That will excite the Jewish community.
We need an elevated defined mission
Intermarriage 2345k say have Jewish grand parents not Jewish themselves.