Reform Jews are wealthiest American religion


The New York Times reports:

The economic differences among the country’s various religions are strikingly large, much larger than the differences among states and even larger than those among racial groups.

The most affluent of the major religions — including secularism — is Reform Judaism. Sixty-seven percent of Reform Jewish households made more than $75,000 a year at the time the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life collected the data, compared with only 31 percent of the population as a whole. Hindus were second, at 65 percent, and Conservative Jews were third, at 57 percent.

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  1. Doris Meyers
    Doris Meyers says:


    I am writing to you to introduce our Temple KKBE and provide some history on the museum we have. We are the oldest synagogue in America. Our temple has been in existence since 1749. We are desperately seeking to increase the visitation to our Museum and Gift shop. We were hoping maybe you can write a blog/article about us so that some of your readers will stop by on their way to Florida. Here is some information on our temple. KKBE’s Museum exhibits follow the history of the congregation and its members. Among items on display are record books of the congregation dating from 1800, an original painting of the interior of the 1792 synagogue by Solomon N. Carvalho, the cash book of Isaac Harby’s academy, photographs and documents of members and the organizations which they established, and prayer books used by members dating from 1766. The museum is listed in Charleston’s Museum Mile It is open to visitors from Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). For further information, call 843-723-1090; fax 843-723-0537. Our Sisterhood Judaica and Gift Shop is one of the highlights of a visit to KKBE. From artistic jewlery to elegant ketubahs (ketubot) to “Shalom Y’all” tee shirts and mugs, the shop contains a large selection of merchandise to meet all needs, interests and budgets.
    Sunday through Thursday
    10 until 4; Fridays until 3
    For Information, call 843-723-7324 or


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