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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

2014 Greater Seattle Jewish Community Study

Matthew Boxer, Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew A. Brown, Leonard Saxe | The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle , 2014

The 2014 Greater Seattle Jewish Community Study was conducted for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, both at Brandeis University.  The study covered five counties within the Greater Seattle area: King, Kirtsap, Island, Pierce and Snohomish Counties (the geographic area identified by the Jewish Federation as the key counties to be included, which are not identical to the census-defined metropolitan statistical areas that include Seattle). In the survey questionnaire, the area is referred to as the Puget Sound region.

Among the major findings of the 2014 survey:

Population

• The Greater Seattle Jewish community is composed of 63,400 Jewish individuals who live in 33,700 households.

• Thirty percent of households include children.

• Sixteen percent of households include only those aged 65 and older.

• The 2014 Jewish population is 70% larger than the 2000-2001 estimate of 37,180 Jewish individuals. Much of the growth...


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New and Noteworthy

World Jewish Population, 2013

Sergio DellaPergola | American Jewish Yearbook, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 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

Jewish Population in the United States 2013

Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2013

2014 St. Louis Jewish Community Study

Jacob B. Ukeles, Steven M. Cohen, Ron Miller, David Dutwin, Susan Sherr | Harvey and Terry Hieken, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Morton J. and Morton D. May Fund of the Greater St. Louis Jewish Foundation, The Lubin-Green Foundation , 2014