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In at present’s Your Each day Phil, we cowl how newly arrived Ukrainian- and Russian-speaking refugees are being welcomed in Israel’s high-tech trade. Under, we share a peek on the latest experiences from the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood research.
What number of Jewish Angelenos have obtained some Jewish training? What components encourage somebody to indicate as much as a Jewish occasion? How do Jews of shade really feel in Jewish establishments in Los Angeles? The solutions to those questions are offered inby The Jewish Federation of Better Los Angeles.
The experiences are a part of the 2022 “Research of Jewish Los Angeles,” the primary a part of which was launched in July. The demographic survey is the primary complete research of Jewish Los Angeles since 1997.
“‘The Research of Jewish LA’ and these new experiences have been impressed by a need to assist our federation and our companions perceive the fantastic variety and sophisticated identities that make up our Jewish neighborhood,” the federation’s president and CEO, Rabbi Noah Farkas, informed eJewishPhilanthropy.
These new experiences deal with 4 areas: Jewish Group Connections, which examines what makes L.A. Jews really feel like they’re welcomed or belong; Jewish Schooling, which seems to be in any respect facets of youngsters’s participation in native Jewish life; Jewish Congregations, which gives perception on how the neighborhood participates in rituals and spiritual providers; and Jewish Engagement, which explores the nuances of what “engagement in Jewish life” means in at present’s native panorama.
“Many perceive engagement by how individuals affiliate, what denomination they establish with, and so forth,” Shira Rosenblatt, the federation’s affiliate chief program officer, stated in an announcement. “These containers now not precisely mirror our Jewish identities, that are extra complicated, much less connected to particular labels, and extra nuanced.”
For example, the extent of curiosity in applications and neighborhood is illustrated throughout 5 classes of involvement: Ritual, Immersed, Minimally Concerned, Vacation and Communal.
Whereas the “Immersed” (17%) would possibly rejoice all holidays, mark Shabbat weekly, attend Jewish applications, donate to Jewish causes and skim Jewish publications, and most are members of a synagogue or different religious neighborhood, the “Vacation” Jews (27% within the pattern) would possibly attend a Passover Seder, mild Hanukkah candles and sometimes mark Shabbat.