Chronicle poll results: Identification with Jewish movements
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Chronicle poll results: Identification with Jewish movements

We asked our readers which Jewish movement they most closely identified with. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Which Jewish movement do you most identify with?” Of the 428 people who responded, 39% said Reform; 31% said Conservative; 12% said Orthodox; 8% said Reconstructionist; 6% said Other; and 4% said None. Comments were submitted by 69 people. A few follow.

I been part of the Conservative movement my whole life and plan to continue to be in the years to come.

Having been married to a non-Jewish woman for over 40 years, I don’t feel as if I feel welcome anywhere.

Conservative but also Chabad.

I’m mostly secular but still identify with the Orthodox.

Orthodox-leaning member of a Reform congregation. It’s complicated.

I follow no organized part of Judaism. I am a Jew — full stop.


Politically, with the Orthodox. Socially, with the Conservative. Theologically, with the Reform.

Just another M.O.T. surviving l’dor v’dor on my own level of “following the Golden Rule.”

For me it’s a toss-up between Conservadox and Reform and a little Chabad thrown in on occasion.

I was raised in a Reform Jewish home, had a bat mitzvah and was confirmed. Today, I consider myself an
unaffiliated cultural Jew

I get more satisfaction out of services with the Center for Loving Kindness. I am bored with rote
prayers that offer no contemporary meaning or guidance.

Reform Judaism from a religious aspect, not from a political one.

A Jew is a Jew. Labels are for clothes! PJC

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