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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-12-19

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book about interfaith couples called -
Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and
Mixed Marriage.
New York
"The large proportion of kids from
interfaith homes generally reinforces the
ollege-age Jews today are
American norm of cross-cultural rela-
almost evenly divided
tionships," she said. College-age Jews
between those with two
"are living in an America where it's not
Jewish parents and those with
cool to say you'll date only
only one.
Jews."
That was among the major
The study comes about a
findings of the National Jewish
year after Hillel funded its own
Population Survey 2000-01,
landmark study by the
presented Sunday to officials of
University of California at Los
Hillel: Foundation for Jewish
Angeles
surveying incoming
Campus Life at the organiza-
Jewish
college
freshmen. That
tion's annual professional staff
study
found
that
Jewish identi-
conference in Princeton, N.J.
fication
dropped
dramatically
Billed as the most compre-
Infeld
among children of interfaith
hensive demographic portrait
homes.
ever of American Jewry, the lat-
While 93 percent of those with two
est NJPS found that 48 percent of stu-
Jewish parents identified as Jews in the
dents aged 18-29 have two Jewish par-
UCLA study, only 38 percent of those
ents, 45 percent have only one Jewish
with
just a Jewish mother and 15 per-
percent
said
neither
parent
7
parent and
cent of those with just a Jewish father
was Jewish, though they identified
called themselves Jewish.
themselves as Jews.
But Linda Sax, who conducted the
Furthermore, the study found that
study
for UCLA's Higher Education
children with only one Jewish parent
Research
Institute, said the two surveys
socialize with Jews far less frequently,
were not directly comparable because
participate in fewer Jewish activities and
she looked only at incoming freshmen,
don't feel as connected to the Jewish
not all college-age Jews.
people as those with two Jewish parents.
It's no accident that Hillel led the pre-
While many studies, including the
vious
study and asked NJPS officials to
NJPS, have shown intermarriage rates
present
the latest data. In recent years,
nearing 50 percent, the survey of col-
lege-age Jews offers a rare comparison of Hillel has sought to rebuild itself from a
largely religious organization to one
the children of Jewish and interfaith
offering dynamic cultural programs that
households and suggests a wider future
capture young Jews' imaginations.
impact beyond the college campus.
Avram Infeld, Hillel's interim execu-
"It points to the creation of the inter-
tive
director, called the finding that
marriage momentum," said Sylvia
nearly
half of college-age Jews have only
Barack Fishman, a Brandeis University
one Jewish parent "a pretty astounding
professor and author of an upcoming

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