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Lack of time, interest and politics: why so many US Jews avoid communal life

(JNS) — Thirty-two percent of American Jews do not have time to be involved with Jewish organizations and institutions, and 28 percent do not consider those organizations a high priority on a personal level, according to a report published on Wednesday by the Ruderman Family Foundation.

The report—titled “The American Jewish Community: Trends and Changes in Engagement and Perceptions”—is based on two surveys commissioned by the foundation and conducted by the Mellman Group in December 2019 and November 2021. Lack of time was the top obstacle (29 percent) to involvement with Jewish organization...

 

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