With each new report on the size of the Jewish population in the United States, people come up with new ideas on how to solve the problem of our shrinking numbers. Drawing inspiration from the Birthright Israel... model, Naomi Less challenges the Jewish community to consider helping Jews who are ready to have children, but are on difficult fertility journeys. Less asserts that we can meet the challenges of a shrinking Jewish population through financial support, open conversations, and greater communal awareness of fertility struggles members of our community are facing.See lessSee more
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The Birthrate Program A New Strategy for Jewish Communal Growth Naomi Less and Rabbi Idit Solomon "What do you want to be when YOU grow up?" said the mother to her daughter Naomi, then age 5. Naomi replied, "I want to be a singer and a teacher and a musician and a mommy."
American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by the Pew Research Center. But the survey also suggests that Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion.