How Many Reform and Conservative Jews in israel
Tomer Persico brings (Hebrew) some interesting numbers from a recent poll by the Knesset TV Channel. People were asked “Do you feel attached to one of the denominations in Judaism? If so, which one?”
The answers may surprise some people: Reform 6%; Conservative 6%; Orthodox 35%; no denomination 45%. A previous poll from 2009 put the number who identified as Reform or Conservative Jews at 7.6%. Tomer attributes the rise in numbers of those who identify with the Reform and Conservative movements to an increasing distancing from and rejection of the Orthodox rabbinic establishment.