After the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, Judaism could no longer be centered around the Temple, priesthood, and sacrifices. All branches of Judaism today are built on the rituals and practices that replaced Temple-centered religious life. Each branch (sometimes referred to as denomination) includes adherents with varying degrees of observance. The most recent figures show Orthodox Jews as 9% of the US population, Conservative Jews at 17%, and Reform Jews at 37%. Four percent identify with smaller Jewish groups, and 32% of American Jewish people are religiously unaffiliated.*

This chart will help you be informed as you pray for the salvation of the Jewish people, and it will help you ask insightful questions and have meaningful discussions with the Jewish people in your life.

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*Pew Research Center, May 11, 2021, “Jewish Americans in 2020,"