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Jewish World Today Quiz

Jewish life today is buzzing with tradition and change. How much do you know about current Jewish communal phenomena and trends?



Question 1. In 2007, the Jim Josephs Foundation donated $11.2 million to which Jewish non-profit organization?
 Foundation for Jewish Camp
 Hadassah
 Zionist Organization of America
 American Jewish World Service

 

Question 2. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
 1985
 1990
 1994
 1999

 

Question 3. According to National Jewish Population Surveys, between 1990 and 2000 the American Jewish population decreased by how many people?
 50,000
 100,000
 200,000
 300,000

 

Question 4. Which of these is NOT a demographic challenge facing the North American Jewish community?
 Aging of the Jewish population
 Increased rates of intermarriage
 Declining rates of conversion
 A large percentage of children of mixed marriages identifying themselves as Jewish

 

Question 5. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey, what percentage of American Jews affiliate with the Conservative movement?
 20%
 33%
 45%
 60%

 

Question 6. Which of these is a contemporary question about Jewish outreach efforts?
 Should Jewish outreach target non-Jews?
 Should Jewish outreach target intermarried Jews?
 Should Jewish outreach be limited to unaffiliated Jews?
 None of these questions are debated
 All of these questions are debated

 

Question 7. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
 Europe
 Africa
 South America
 Australia (and New Zealand)