gathered from more than 800 rabbis and members of the Rabbinical Center
of Europe (RCA), together with the European Jewish Association (EJA),
indicates that about half a million Jews will this year attend Rosh
Hashanah tefilos held in 1353 synagogues across Europe, to mark the
Jewish New Year next week.
Recent data of Jewish weddings in
Europe, also indicates that there is 80% intermarriage among Europe’s
Jewish communities, when compared with the total number of Jews.
Menachem Margolin, General Director of the European Jewish Association
and of the RCE revealed that, according to data gathered from more than
800 European Jewish communities in the lead-up to Rosh Hashanah, about
40% of Europe’s Jews choose to hide their Jewishness and about 75% of
Jewish children in Europe are not enrolled in Jewish schools. In
addition, whilst twice as many Jews are reported to attend shul on Yom
Kippur as on Shabbos throughout the year, 70% of Europe’s Jews choose
not to go to shul during the Yomim Nora’im.
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