Bloom Family Memorial Lecture Photoswith Professor Steven M. Cohen
Demographer Professor Steven M. Cohen Explored “The Shrinking Jewish Middle” at TBA
Over 140 attendees from Temple B’nai Abraham’s congregation and the community-at-large listened in rapt attention as demographer Professor Steven M. Cohen enumerated and explored how the strong post-war “middle” of American Jewry is shrinking. Speaking at this year’s Bloom Family Memorial Lecture entitled “The Shrinking Jewish Middle”, Cohen is the Research Professor of Social Policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York (HUC-JIR) and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford University. Consultant to the recently conducted Pew Study of American Jews, Professor Cohen shared the communal responses he has studied and as well as offering thoughts on what can be done to preserve the health and well-being of Jews in America.