The Young Shul

Email: “Hello, I really like your blog, especially your review of synagogues. I too am a convert to Judaism… I was wondering if you would recommend a few synagogues (preferably Conservative or Reform) with a good community and younger membership seeing as I am only 22.”

Almost all young synagogues are Orthodox. About a quarter (or is it a third) of Jews under 18 in America are Orthodox. The Reform and the Conservative are dying out. Ikar is an exception. It might be the only young Conservative shul in Los Angeles.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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