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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. Other than a space for prayer, what might a synagogue house?
 A study hall
 A ritual bath
 A gym
 All of the above

 

Question 2. 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 3. Which of these lifecycle rituals takes place at home?
 Wedding
 Bar Mitzvah
 Divorce Ceremony
 Shiva

 

Question 4. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. 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 6. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?
 50
 30
 10
 5

 

Question 7. What is a reason that adoption is on the rise in the Jewish community?
 Jewish babies in China are looking for Jewish homes in America
 Jewish women do not want to be pregnant
 Couples are waiting longer than in the past to get married and have children, increasing fertility problems
 All of the above