My Jewish Learning

Building a Jewish Home Quiz

A Jewish home has many unique features, and it is a key space for Jewish identity formation in families. How much do you know about Jewish home and family practices, rituals, and demographics?



Question 1. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
 10
 30
 60
 80

 

Question 2. The number of Jews older than 65 is
 The same as it was in 1980
 Growing at an unprecedented rate
 On a decline because of increased lifespans
 Larger than the number of Muslims over 65

 

Question 3. True or false: Gay and lesbian couples are finding contemporary Jewish communities to be increasingly accepting of them, and they are adopting children and raising them within the Jewish community.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?
 50
 30
 10
 5

 

Question 5. What factors contribute to a Jewish population that is increasingly non-white?
 Adoption
 Intermarriage
 Adult conversion
 All of the above

 

Question 6. What is a ba'al teshuvah?
 An aging parent
 A person who regularly leads prayers in synagogue
 A person who becomes more Jewishly observant
 A convert to Judaism

 

Question 7. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?
 Kashrut
 Marital relations
 Blessings over food
 None of the above