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"How do you do Jewish?"

05/19/2021 10:16:05 AM

May19

Chevre (Friends),

The newest Pew study had some very interesting data regarding American Jews and the way they identify as Jews. Serving the needs of a diversified population is part of what it means to be in community. So, this time, my Happenings article is a question to each of you: "How do YOU do Jewish"? Is it a food thing? Is it a yahrtzeit (annual anniversary of the passing of a loved one), remembrance? Is it every Shabbat and every chag (holiday)? Is it the annual Pesach (Passover) seder? Is it watching television/streaming shows and/or movies about Jewish historical themes? Or, perhaps traveling to Israel? Is it learning Yiddishand/or Hebrew? Is it some of, or all of the above?

Please email me at CantorLois@adathshalom.net. The Pew study from 2013 played a major role in my masters thesis, and this newest study is fascinating. Rather than imagine what your experiences are, I'd love to learn from you directly.

Please join me in praying for peace!

Am Yisrael Chai!

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782