The Jewish People are MORONS. Both the orthodox sector and the liberal sector. They cry about stopping assimilation, and neither the orthodox nor the liberals have the answer to stop it.
People are running from orthodox society because it's too damn strict. I don't claim to have much experience with liberal jewish society but I imagine people are leaving liberal Jewish society due to a general lack of interest.
The way I see it- the orthodox answer to stopping assimilation is by getting stricter. Just facking genius. The liberal answer to stopping assimilation in my mind appears to be spending millions of dollars on organizations that talk about stopping assimilation.
Both answers are wrong. In fact, as far as I'm concerned, Bernie Madoff didn't do a good enough job bankrupting Jewish organizations out of existence; organizations that are in my mind both redundant and antiquated reflecting an early-mid 20th century paradigm.
The answer lies in basic social skills- if you are a person who is enjoyable to be around, people are going to want to be around you. If you are not enjoyable, people are going to run run run regardless of how much you claim to hold the truth.
I can say, that if I didn't have such a bad experience with orthodox analness on rules, as well as some other bad experiences with the orthodox (I'd rather not say the nature of them because it's personal), then this blog would have just been a friendly ask-questions-and-seek-answers blog as opposed to being an outright blog of dissent.
In my mind something as simple a simple synagogue bowling trip or singles event *gasp * can do a lot more to stop assimilation and save the Jewish people from facking breaking apart than halacha and spending millions of dollars on www.justanotherbullshitredundantorganizatgion.jorg
In place of jewish organizations, the jewish people needs to be current-events/history literate on an individual level. On top of that, the challenge for the Jewish establishment in the twenty first century is to convey to the Jewish public that one can still be serious about religion, and still have a good time. The Jewish establishment also needs to convey why there's a need for religion at all, something orthodox judaism has utterly failed to do for me.
I'm writing from the perspective of one who is not religious, I dislike religion because I feel it stifles free thought (oh and orthodox judaism is too strict); I am not spiritual, I think spirituality is people thinking too much. For example, I don't need a reason for my existence beyond the fact that my parents copulated. Humanity's mental abilities come from evolution, not because we have some "special purpose." What I do consider myself is philosophical, I always enjoy a good read and a good discussion on metaphysics.
I personally couldn't care less if the Jewish people survives in name, only as individuals because I don't wish anyone bad. I basically prescribed what I feel the Jewish establishment needs to do to keep the Jewish people from falling apart, however I doubt they will wisen up. The orthodox will continue to get stricter and the liberals will continue to spend millions of dollars on crap.