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The Pew Research Center Survey of American Jews in 2020

Analysis and commentary from 18Doors to support your work with interfaith couples and families.

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The Pew Research Center’s Survey of American Jews in 2020 contains very important data and insights into the way Jews in America do Jewish that will inform our work for years to come. 

At 18Doors, we spent some time taking a deep dive into the data and unpacking what we can learn about interfaith families today: who they are, what they need, and what communal responses to interfaith families areand could be. 

The resources on this page are designed to guide you through the data and spur conversation in your organization to up-level your work to welcome, engage and embrace interfaith families.

Understanding the Data on Interfaith Families from the Pew Study of American Jews

Imagine the Pew Research Center Data Differently


Our Director of Professional Development suggests new ways for you to look at the data, and asks you to consider what new stories the data might tell you.

Let’s Explore the Data More…

Roll the dice by clicking the button below to test your knowledge of the Pew Survey of Jewish Americans in 2020. 

Pew Research Center’s 2020 Survey on Jews in the U.S.: Diversity and Complexity of Identity Among Interfaith Couples, Jews of Color and LGBTQ Families


A co-presentation of 18Doors and the Pew Research Center, featuring CEO Jodi Bromberg in conversation with Ed Case (The Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism); Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann (Mishkan Chicago); Ilana Kaufman (Jews of Color Initiative); and Idit Klein (Keshet).

Upcoming Professional Development Events

May 13

What’s Next? How Clergy Can Support Jews Following Conversion (National)- Online

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Join Rabbi Steven Philp, an 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow alumnus who runs the conversion program and post-conversion support at Mishkan Chicago, for an informative session on how Jewish professionals and clergy can provide support to newly converted Jewish individuals.
May 21

Moving Beyond Welcome for Chicago’s Interfaith Couples & Families (Chicago) – Online

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Join 18Doors' new Chicago Director, Andy Kirschner, as he shares data and perspectives from a comprehensive listening tour about interfaith families and the organizations who serve them. 18Doors will also share strategies for support in Chicago, practical tips around language and optics, and best principles to move organizations beyond warm and welcoming to an inclusive place of belonging.