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 @ 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

Holocaust Survivors: The Jewish Population of Canada: 2011 National Household Survey

Charles Shahar | Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA, The Claims Conference - The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany , 2015

In December, 2015, Charles Shahar issued three reports on Jewish Holocaust Survivors as part of the continuing analysis of Canadian Jewish demographics based upon the 2011 Canadian National Household Survey (which included questions on religious identification). One report summarized data on all Canadian Jewish survivors, while the second and third reports focused on Holocaust Survivors in Montreal and Toronto respectively.

All three reports are available for downloading.  


There are 17,300 Jewish Holocaust Survivors living in Canada comprising 28.2% of the country’s Jewish population of seniors who are 66+ years.

• In short, more than a quarter of Canada’s Jewish elderly are Survivors.

• The proportion of individuals who are often disabled is larger among Jewish Holocaust Survivors (30.9%) than among Jewish non-Survivors age 66+ (19.9%) and the total senior population of Canada age 66+ (22.7%).

• About a quarter (24.7%) of...

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New and Noteworthy

The 2013 Jewish Community Needs Assessment Study of Southern New Jersey

Melior Group | Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey , 2013

The LA Jewish Journal Iran Poll, July 2015 - Iran Nuclear Deal Survey of Jews and Non-Jews

Steven M. Cohen | Los Angeles Jewish Journal , 2015

Comparisons of Jewish Communities - 2015 - A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Ira M. Sheskin | Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America , 2015

Washington, DC - 2014 Findings From A Survey Of 1000 Jewish Residents In The Greater Washington DC Area

Mark S. Mellman | Jewish Federation of Greater Washington , 2014