Nurturing Young Families July 3, 2018 – Posted in: July / August 2018, Featured

There is a growing absence of young Jewish families in Messianic Jwish synagogues these days. This is also happening in many Conservative and Reform Jewish communities. And the question begs to be answered, “Why is this? And how can we bring in more young families and stop others from slipping through the cracks?” Afterall, the future of Messianic Judaism and its torch must be passed on to the next generation for it to carry on. The “why?” can easily dominate and take us outside the scope of this article, but “How to bring in more young Jewish families” can begin to be addressed through understanding the stages of life that young parents are in and where they are in regards to their Jewish identity. The ability to transmit Jewish identity to children really depends on the background of the parents…

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