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Idea of the Day: Matchmaking, earlier marriage and more kids

JTA is soliciting readers’ ideas for reversing the tide of Jewish assimilation in America. Here’s today’s featured idea:

Aggressively encourage young Jews to date one another, unabashedly. Expand the Birthright model to include intensive weekends and programs that could lead to matches. Among committed young Jews, support earlier marriages and larger families.

Lorraine Mackler
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Read more ideas for stemming the tide of American Jewish disengagement here.

To share your idea, send an email describing one concrete idea in 200 words or less to jewishfuture@jta.org (include your full name, city, and state or country). Our favorites will be featured online.

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