Unlike virtually every other world religion, Jews traditionally do not proselytize nor does Judaism encourage conversion or even make it an easy process. However today, with increasing assimilation and intermarriage and many Jewish families delaying having children and having fewer of them, the percentage of people identifying as Jewish is shrinking rapidly. For Judaism to survive we believe it must step up efforts to educate non-Jews on how Judaism differs from other religions and how they can benefit from being Jewish.
Judaism will survive only by reaching out to non-Jews and Jews alike, by making every effort to “welcome the stranger into our midst”, and clearly communicating what Judaism has to offer. We need to be willing to “blow our own Shofar!”