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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.

Special Announcement

DataBank Posts Recent Studies from Three Jewish Communities: Houston, Broward County (FL) and Boston.    

Reports and updated data files available.

Featured Study

2016 Houston Jewish Community Study

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Greater Houston , 2016

Population

► 51,000 Jewish persons live in 26,000 Jewish households (where at least one adult is Jewish).

● Another 12,500 non-Jewish individuals live in these households for a total of 63,700 people in Houston Jewish households in 2016.

● In 1986, 33,600 Jewish persons were estimated to live in Greater Houston, with an increase of 52% to the 51,000 Jews in 2016.

Place of Birth:

25% of Jewish household adults were born in Houston and another 10% elsewhere in Texas; 15% of adults were born in New York and another 15% were born outside the US.

Diversity (with some overlap of the numbers below):

► 2,500 Jewish Hispanic adults reside in Houston, 6% of all Jewish adults.

► 3,700 Israelis (9% of Jewish adults) live in Houston.

► 5,700 Jewish adults (13%) consider themselves to be Sephardic Jews.

► 3,200 people in Houston Jewish households live in Former Soviet Union households.

► 10% of all households include a LGBT individual, a high percentage compared to most Jewish communities in the...


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