NEW STUDY

Millennial Children of Intermarriage:
Touchpoints and Trajectories
19th * October  * 2015

Conference Center 
UJA-Federation of NY

Join Us for Lunch and Discussion of a New Report from the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies 
at Brandeis University
When

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
October 19, 2015

Where

Conference Center UJA-Federation of NY
130 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Room 706/708
With Authors

Theodore Sasson, Leonard Saxe, Fern Chertok, Michelle Shain,
Shahar Hecht, and Graham Wright
 
And Respondents
 
Professor Steven M. Cohen, Hebrew Union College
Rabbi Joy Levitt, The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan 
Emily Weinstein, doctoral student, Harvard University
Panelist, TBA


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One in two Jewish adults in the millennial generation is a child of intermarriage. The Jewish upbringing and education of these young adults lag behind that of their peers who are children of inmarried parents. Yet, surveys and interviews with more than 3,000 young adults, half of whom are children of intermarriage, document striking changes that affect these individuals if they are exposed to Jewish experiences during college. Participation in programs such as Birthright Israel and Hillel, among others, alters trajectories of Jewish engagement. The findings of this comprehensive study suggest that for the millennial generation, young adult experiences have a profound effect on Jewish journeys.
*Support for this project comes from the Alan B. Slifka Foundation and Birthright Israel