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By Mendel Jacobson\Jerusalem
 

32% of all Jews in the U.S. belong to a synagogue.

38% of those Reform.

33% of those Conservative.

22% of those Orthodox.

2% of those Reconstrutionist.

5% of those belong to something other.

1 gay synagogue in the U.S. in 1972.

40 gay synagogues in 1999.

1990 when first interfaith synagogue was founded in Hartford, Connecticut.

2,160,000 Jews in the U.S. light Sabbath candles.

3,416 Synagogues in the U.S. in 1993.

1759 when the first U.S. synagogue was built in Newport, R.I.

3,523 square meters, the largest Reform Temple, Temple Emanu-E-l, in NYC.

2982 synagogues I counted.

760 Conservative synagogues.

896 Reform Temples (U.S. and Canada).

88% of Reform Temples allow gentiles to be synagogue members if they are married to Jews.

87% of Reform Temples allow gentiles to serve on synagogue committees.

22% of Reform Temples allow gentiles to have an aliyah to the Torah.

Sources: www.wikipedia.com; www.adherents.com; www.uscj.org ; www.google.com; www.urj.org ; www.chabad.org.

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Posted on September 29, 2005
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