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Young American Jews are increasingly Orthodox or unaffiliated


(JNS) Young American Jews are moving in two very distinct directions—towards Orthodox or little Jewish engagement. That was one of the major findings from “Jewish Americans in 2020,” a new study by the Pew Research Center.

This is the second Pew study of Jewish Americans. The first, released in 2013, sent shockwaves through the Jewish community as it found a community that was increasingly less connected and more assimilated than previous generations.

The current survey of some 4,700 Jews nationwide shows a community that is increasingly multi-ethnic, not necessarily affiliated with a...

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