Steven M. Cohen will present the next JWST Community Lecture – June 16 at Temple Israel: Reflections on the Most Important Study of American Jewry in the 21st Century: “Portrait of Jewish Americans” by the Pew Center for Religion and American Life.
Event details at: http://jwst.cla.umn.edu/news/index.php?entry=421901 Here’s a link to the report, issued on October 1, 2013 by the Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project
A Portrait of Jewish Americans by Pew Research
Excerpt: The Larson-Bethel Baghdad Torah was unveiled in a dedication ceremony at Bethel Seminary on March 31. The non-kosher scroll dates to the early 17th century and is suitable for both display and educational purposes. Written on skins of about 89 feet, and carefully preserved by an ancient Jewish community in Baghdad across 400 years, it offers a living testimony to the faithful transmission of God’s Word.