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Contemporary Jewish Issues: A Focus on Intermarriage -- CANCELED

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Join Bruce Phillips, Temple Emanuel and ChaiVillageLA member, in an illuminating talk that will address the issue of Intermarriage in contemporary Jewish life.

Bruce Phillips is currently completing a book on interfaith marriage in which he synthesizes all the national surveys in the fifty years from 1970 to 2020.  He will present  some major findings but will also point out  how some widely held conceptions about interfaith marriage are either wrong or in need of a serious overhaul, including these perceptions:
- Rates of intermarriage are high and getting higher.

- Intermarried couples would join synagogues if they were more "welcoming."

- Intermarriage is not a problem because most couples raise their kids Jewish.

- When Jews go to college they lose their identity and intermarry. 

NOTE: If you registered for the event when it was scheduled for 6/12, you do not need to re-register. 

About Bruce Phillips:
Bruce A. Phillips is Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies at HUC-JIR and University Felliow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the Univesrsity of Southern California. He is one of the leading researchers in the sociology and demography of the Jewish people and is the 2017 recipient of the Marshall Sklare award for his contributions to this field. 

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Alternatively, open Zoom, click on “Join Meeting,” then enter the MEETING ID: 462 656 1612 and PASSWORD: 006581.

For Zoom assistance, contact Jeanette Macht at 310-592-0321 or  

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
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Jeanette Macht
310-592-0321 (c)
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