Helen Light and Mara Moustafine.
Helen Light describes ongoing changes in the Jewish community
09 March 2009
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I think itís more segmented than it used to be because the Chabad and the Ė the fundamentalist Judaism is growing very strong. Almost all our synagogues Ė orthodox synagogues have Chabad or Lubavitch rabbis. So thatís growing very strong. At the same time, the temple and the reform movement is also growing. Itís the middle thatís flailing around a bit. And Ė but organisations like us seem to fill a role there. Where people are more culturally Jewish than religiously. And we still have an enormous amount of kids going to Jewish schools so there is a need, but they all Ė the different schools that reflect different attitudes to being Jewish. So I would see it as slightly more segmented than when we were younger.