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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 @ NYU Wagner 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.

Featured Study

A Portrait of Jewish Columbus - The 2013 Jewish Community Study

Steven M. Cohen, David Dutwin, Ron Miller, Jacob B. Ukeles | Columbus Jewish Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Columbus, The Wexner Foundation , 2013

The 2013 Jewish Community Study of Columbus, OH estimated that 25,500 Jewish persons live in the Greater Columbus area, an increase of 16% over the 2011 estimate of 22,000. Summarized in A Portrait of Jewish Columbus: Executive Summary 2013 and in  accompanying slide sets, the survey covers a wide range of topics, including population estimates, demographic characteristics, Jewish identity, religious beliefs and practices, intermarriage, and connections with Israel.  

Among the major findings:  (1) the Jewish community of Columbus is relatively young, with children under age 18 accounting for 21% of all people (Jews and non-Jews) living in Jewish households compared to 16% who are seniors; since 2001, the  percentage of seniors increased from 8% to 16% in 2013, while the percentage of children decreased slightly from 25% to 21%. 

(2) Compared to other Jewish communities in the region, Columbus has a higher percentage of younger adults - 22% of Columbus Jewish persons are between 18 and 34, compared to 20% in Cincinnati, 18% in Chicago and 14% in Cleveland.

(3) Bexley remains an important and stable...

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New and Noteworthy

2013 Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Ira M. Sheskin | Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America , 2013

The National Study of American Jewish Giving, 2013 - Connected to Give

Jim Gerstein, Steven Martin Cohen, J. Shawn Landres | Connected to Give , 2013

Jewish Maps of the United States by Congressional District - revised January 2014

Joshua Comenetz | Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America , 2014

Berman Jewish DataBank Learning Module 2014 - Exploring Jewish Identity - Hartman

Harriet Hartman | Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America , 2014