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.

Special Announcement


The 2017 Omaha, NE Jewish community study - A Portrait of Jewish Omaha - has  been added to the DataBank archives.  The study was the first RDD-based study of the community ever!  Reports, slide shows, questionnaire, methodology and SPSS DATA files are available.


Results of the AJC 2017 Poll of American Jewish Opinion (reports, press release, frequencies, crosstabs, SPSS DATA files) have been posted and archived - September 2017.


September 2017 report from PRRI highlighting "America's Changing Religious Identity" has also been posted and archived.




Featured Study

Omaha, 2017: A Portrait of Jewish Omaha

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Omaha , 2017

Jewish Population

The 2017 Omaha Jewish population study estimated that 8,800 Jews reside in Omaha, Nebraska.  

• In addition, 3,900 non-Jewish persons live in these households; the percent of all household members who self-identify as Jewish (or are being raised as Jewish) is 69% of the total of 12,700 household members.

• Jewish households in Omaha represent 1.8% of all Omaha households.

60% of Jewish households live in West Omaha, 24% in East Omaha, and 16% in Other Areas (maps included in reports).

Population Characteristics

• 43% of adults in these Omaha Jewish households were born in Omaha; 71% somewhere in the US Midwest.

• 8% were born in another country; Omaha has 500 persons living in a Jewish household where an adult was born in the FSU.

• 2% of Jewish households in Omaha include a LGBT member.

• Median age of all people in Jewish households is 46, compared to US national median of 38 years.  

• There are 3,000...

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New and Noteworthy

AJC 2016 Report on Latino Jews in the United States

Latino Decisions | American Jewish Committee (AJC), Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs , 2016

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

2016 Broward County (FL) Jewish Community Study

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Broward County , 2016

PRRI: 2017: America's Changing Religious Identity

Daniel Cox, Robert P. Jones | The Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr., Fund, The Ford Foundation, The Gill Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock , 2017