Who is a Jew QuizThere are many kinds of Jews, and many legal definitions of Jewishness. How much do you know about the spectrum of Jewish identity?
Question 1. In Reform synagogues, are non-Jews permitted to become members?
Yes, but only on a special designated "supporter" membership
Question 2. What does the word Mizrahi mean?
Not One of Us
Question 3. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations
Question 4. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?
Immersion in a ritual bath
Taking a series of classes
Marrying a Jew
Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment
Question 5. Which of the following movements accepts patrilineal descent as an acceptable component toward establishing a person's Jewish status?
Question 6. What finding in the 2001 American Jewish Identity Survey caused a major stir-up?
Over half of all American Jews intermarry
Nearly half of American Jews do not belong to a synagogue
3/4 of American Jews do not believe in God
All American Jews will be assimilated or Orthodox by 2050
Question 7. What is the historical definition of a Jew?
Anyone who swears fealty to the Jewish God
Anyone born to a Jewish mother or who converts to Judaism
Anyone who takes the religion of Judaism upon themselves
Anyone who has eaten wine and challah on Shabbat