Dear JTS Community,
Following the publication of this year's Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project report—and the uproar that has since followed—I would like to offer my personal perspective on the current conversation.
I am addressing the questions raised and the challenges facing our community in an article on the Jewish Week website today and in its print edition on Friday, November 29. "Let's Drink a L'Chaim to Conservative Judaism" is both a personal statement and a message from JTS: we're here, we're learning and growing, and there's still a lot of work to be done.
Your thoughts on this essay, the new Pew report, or the current climate in the Jewish world are most welcome.
Arnold M. Eisen
The Jewish Theological Seminary