2012 Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Sponsor(s): Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America

Principal Investigator(s): Ira M. Sheskin

Study Dates: The 2012 Compendium compares Jewish communities based on results from studies completed from 1993-2010. The updated 2013 Compendium includes 2011 studies from New York, Cleveland and East Bay (CA) (see Key Findings directly below).

Key Findings:

This is the original 2012 version of Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts, which includes data from the 2002 study of New York and the 1996 study of Cleveland.  The 2013 version of the Compendium is updated with information from 2011 studies of New York, Cleveland and East Bay (CA).

Published by The North American Jewish Data Bank at the University of Connecticut, the 2012 version of Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts is based on local Jewish community studies archived at the NAJDB (now the Berman Jewish DataBank). The tables and charts in the Compendium were compiled and organized by Dr. Ira M. Sheskin and the volume was edited by Dr. Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz.

The Compendium is designed to be an easily accessible source of tables and charts which provide comparative information on American Jewish communities.

The Compendium series contains 36 sections covering an extensive range of information on Jewish communities contained in an Adobe Acrobat Portfolio (23+ MB) in which all sections are downloaded at once. 

The detailed "Combined Table of Contents for All Reports in the Comparison Series" is also available - it lists the title and page for every table and bar chart within each of the 36 sections.

This Portfolio design allows for all files to be downloaded at once, with the user then able to select only those files they want to use at any specific time; any and all of the separate sections can be extracted at any time after the one-time downloading of the Portfolio.

The default view of files in the Portfolio is the "Layout" view; users can view the contents of each file in the Portfolio by using the navigation arrows and their cursor. Users who want to view a more traditional file listing should click on the "Files" view button located near the top of the Portfolio PDF.

Please note, again, that the updated 2013 Compendium includes results from the Jewish Community Study of New York 2011, the 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study, and the East Bay (CA) Jewish Community Study 2011.