The latest issue of Mishpacha had an article titled: “Is the Door Closing on Kiruv”. Pere are some points from the article
1. A recent Klal Perspectives’ article claims that half as many young Americans became BTs as compared to ten years ago.
2. A Kiruv activist estimates that the American Kiruv budget is $30 million, eight times the amount in 2000.
3. The intermarriage rate among non-Orthodox is 71.5 percent.
4. Intermarriage makes is difficult to identify halachic Jews.
5. The ‘searcher for answers’ in no more.
6. Anti-Israel sentiment on campus makes involvement appeals based on pride in the Jewish state difficult.
7. Attachment to cell phones has made it difficult for people to become distraction-free at Shabbatons.
8. Spending time in yeshiva is rare because people are hesitant to put their career on hold.
9. The increasing attention that donors pay towards kiruv numbers has pushed some people out of kiruv.
10. Lack of post Teshuva support have hurt those who have taken steps towards observance.