Is the Jewish Deli the New Synagogue?
February 11, 2021
Rachel B. Gross finds Jewish life flourishing in unconventional institutions, including museums and restaurants.
Are sociologists and communal leaders looking for American Judaism in all the wrong places?
Rachel B. Gross argues that too many community studies and their authors see Judaism in decline because they measure synagogue attendance, ritual observance and other traditional behaviors and “fail to see it flourishing in unconventional religious institutions like museums and restaurants.”