For instance, the rate of Jews marrying Asian-Americans is much higher than we saw generations ago.They tend to meet in graduate school.” Immigration patterns, technological connections, educational goals and changing demographics have certainly had an effect on whom people meet and marry. That considerably changes the makeup of places such as affluent communities, private schools and graduate schools.However, only 31 percent of never-married Catholics say it is somewhat important or very important their spouse is Catholic.
“Fewer people want to alienate their children over intermarriage.” Some of the same challenges remain, however.
The big one is always going to be how to raise the children.
“The study said nothing about ages or even most recent marriages, such as fewer than 10 years,” she says.
“If you look at younger people, I do think you would get a different stat concerning Jews marrying Catholics.
“But the boys go to Sunday school at a Catholic Church.
Before they were born, I read a bunch of books and decided that kids need to have one identity.Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage, says the study also did not separate ages of respondents.While the geography theory might have been true a generation ago, it’s not necessarily the case today, she says.Consider this statistic from the Pew survey: nearly half the Hindus, one-third of the Jews and a quarter of the Buddhists have obtained post-graduate education, compared with only about 1-in-10 of all U. In fact, if you study Jewish culture and Asian American culture, you will find similarities today similar to the European immigrants of the early half of the 20th Century, she says.“Asian-Americans have an affinity for traditional, ancient religious cultures,” Barack Fishman says.“For some couples, it is that religiosity that some people see as a conflict, but it often it is a bridge.” Traditional proximity between Jews and Catholics is a result of parallel immigration patterns, explains Rabbi Blecher.