Recently we reviewed evidence that the United States is becoming less religious. Is this also true for the American Jewish community? Yes. Well, true, but that’s not the whole story. As with American Christians, religious observance is at a historical low: only 21 percent of U.S. Jews report attending a religious service at least once a month (versus 41 percent of the general U.S. public). But there is an actual increase in the percentage and actual numbers of Americans who identify themselves as Jewish.
Interesting post. Two thoughts: what about Reconstructionist Jewish -- have you heard of it? My temple in Olympia (where I am now on the board for this year) is Reconstructionist, and it hits a good balance, with a strong emphasis on social justice issues.
The other is I am reading a book you might find of interest: People Love Dead Jews, by Dara Horn.
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.