Building a Jewish Home QuizA Jewish home has many unique features, and it is a key space for Jewish identity formation in families. How much do you know about Jewish home and family practices, rituals, and demographics?
Question 1. Which of these statements best describes the stance of the organized Jewish community vis-a-vis interfaith families?
Interfaith families are viewed with suspicion
Interfaith families are actively recruited for all aspects of Jewish communal affiliation
Some people/institutions embrace interfaith families in hopes the children will become active in the Jewish community; others are less welcoming
The organized Jewish community does not concern itself with interfaith families
Question 2. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
Question 3. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?
Question 4. What is the most famous biblical example of adoption?
Abraham adopts Isaac
Mordecai adopts Esther
Boaz adopts Ruth
Moses adopts Aaron
Question 5. True or false: A higher percentage of Jewish men than Jewish women marry a non-Jewish partner.
Question 6. Why is nurturing a family considered of utmost importance in Jewish tradition?
Because the first mitzvah in the Torah relates to having children
Because creating a family has a lasting impact on the greater community
Because having children and instilling Jewish values in them is seen as a counterbalance to the shrinking Jewish populace
All of the above
Question 7. According to the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990, what was the most common Jewish American household?
One adult Jew living alone
Two adult Jews living with one child
Two adult Jews living with two or three children
One adult Jew living with one adult non-Jew