Welcome to the Berman Jewish DataBank

The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America offers open access to hundreds of quantitative studies of North American Jewry. We proudly partner with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. Our stakeholders include Jewish Federations and communal organizations, researchers, educators and students, foundations and philanthropists, social change agents, the media, and interested individuals.

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DataBank Posts New Reports on United StatesCanadian and World Jewish Populations from the American Jewish Year Book



Featured Study

Canadian Jewish Population, 2016 (Shahar, AJYB)

Charles Shahar | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry, Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford, Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2016

Charles Shahar provides an easily accessible overview of Canadian Jewry in a relatively brief article which was originally published in The American Jewish Year Book, 2016.  Shahar summarizes data on Canada's Jewish population  based on the findings of the 2011 National Household Survey of Canada, which (unlike the United States Census) includes information on respondent's religion.

DataBank users may want to read Shahar's 2016 American Jewish Year Book article for a basic introduction to the Jewish demographics of Canada, and then explore the wealth of data on Canadian Jews in the 2011 Jewish analysis series from the National Household Survey (see link on left to Canadian NHS reports). 

Included in the 2016 brief summary article are sections on the age structure of the Canadian Jewish community, the estimated 17,500 Holocaust Survivors residing in Canada and a description of the Toronto Jewish community.  

Shahar notes that, "The data for the Toronto community suggests that as the Baby Boomers become seniors,...

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2016 Broward County (FL) Jewish Community Study

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