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fragmented by denomina-
tional differences that often
erupt into bitter dispute, the
most pronounced of which is
the intermarriage-inspired
Orthodox-Reform split over
matrilineal versus
patrilineal Jewish identity.
For federations, and CJF,
to enter the fray means to
risk jeopardizing already
limited Orthodox participa-
tion in communal life and
the upsetting of major non-
Orthodox donors who may
not like whatever com-
promises are reached with
their more traditional co-
religionists.
Still, the sense of this G.A.
was the time has come to
bite the bullet.
As Rabbi Lavey Derby, di-
rector of the Los Angeles
federation's Council on Jew-
ish Life, noted:
"No one agency in the
Jewish world is powerful
enough to deal alone with
the issue. We need a part-
nership between federations
and synagogues. Neither can
make more than a dent in
this problem by themselves.
"Federations lack the
spiritual, emotional and
communal depth to do it
alone, and synagogues lack
central planning ability." In
dozens of forums and
speeches over the six-day
course of the G.A., talk in-
variably touched on the
emotion-laden issue of con-
tinuity. For the most part,
however, fear and confusion
held sway over concrete
solutions.
On intermarriage, for ex-
ample, debate raged over
whether reaching out to
intermarrieds implied a cer-
tain sanctioning of such
unions.
One Cherry Hill, N.J.,
delegate argued that the
problem is acerbated by lib-
eral Jews' fears that forceful
opposition to interdating
may be interpreted as
bigotry.

A Young Israel Orthodox
rabbi from St. Louis main-
tained that the fight against
assimilation is better served
by targeting unaffiliated
Jews rather than intermar-
ried couples.
Egon Mayer, a prominent
demographer with the
Center for Jewish Studies in
New York, noted what he
called "the echo effect,"
whereby the children of
intermarried couples are
three-times more likely to
marry non-Jews than the
children of two Jewish
parents.
"We who live in the post-
Holocaust era don't have the
right to declare 700,000 of
our children (the number of
intermarriage offspring the
1990 CJF study said are cur-
rently being raised as non-
Jews) as being dead.
"The effort must be for in-
clusion, not exclusion," said
Dr. Mayer.
Others agonized over the
meaning of what one dele-
gate termed "sensible
outreach." Should "non-
threatening" Jewish Com-
munity Centers be a focus of
the outreach, or should fi-
nancial resources be re-
served for Jewish educations
for children whose parents
have already signalled their
intent to raise their children
as Jews?
"I'm more concerned with
quality than quantity," said
a Conservative rabbi and
federation delegate from
Providence, R.I. "We have to
accept that our numbers will
shrink further."
On the other hand, Rabbi
Rachel Cowan, herself a
convert to Judaism who lec-
tures and publishes on the
issue of outreach, urged "as
many entry points into the
community as possible. I say
do outreach at the JCC and
(Jewish Family Services.)
But do it at the synagogue as
well.
"In a time when Jewish

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