Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Reforming reform?

Here's an interesting report on changes in Reform Judaism.
Sample 'graph:

A similar mix flavors the rituals at Nashville´s Temple Congregation Ohabei Shalom. Once a month, some 200 people typically gather there for "Blue Jean Shabbat," featuring a five-piece band playing music by the likes of the renowned Debbie Friedman. The cantor, Bernard Gutcheon, strums guitar.
"Blue Jean Shabbat" sounds interesting, but I'll bet the draw is still "kiddush after services."