Berman Jewish DataBank Briefing - March 9, 2015 - St. Louis and Seattle Jewish community studies added to Berman Jewish DataBank

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St. Louis and Seattle Jewish community studies posted at Berman Jewish DataBank

March 9, 2015

The Berman Jewish DataBank at The Jewish Federations of North America is pleased to announce that materials from two new Jewish community studies, in St. Louis and Seattle, have been posted and are now available.

The 2014 Jewish Community Study of St. Louis was commissioned by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and conducted for the Federation by Jewish Policy & Action Research.   The DataBank holds the data file, screening and full questionnaires, a methodology report, support materials for interviewers, and a number of publicity-related items.  The Federation’s initial report of findings is currently available through the Federation’s website. 

The 2014 Greater Seattle Jewish Community Study was commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle  and conducted for the Federation by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS) and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI), both at Brandeis University.  The DataBank holds an executive summary report, full report, six sections of the full report reproduced as stand-alone documents, and technical appendices. 

The DataBank’s FAQs on Jewish Population Estimates and Intermarriage have been updated to reflect the St. Louis and Seattle studies.

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The DataBank is also pleased to note that our holdings of the 2011 Canadian Jewish report series have expanded to include publications on the Jewish family and intermarriage nationally and in five local communities, including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.  The reports, commissioned by the Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA and individual Jewish Federations, were written by Charles Shahar and Randal Schnoor, as well as Shelley Rivkin in Vancouver and Faye Rosenberg-Cohen in Winnipeg.  They are based on data from 2011 Canadian National Household Survey.

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The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America is the central online address for quantitative studies of North American Jewry and information about world Jewish populations.  We proudly partner with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut in offering open access to more than 375 national, local and topical studies, reports, and resources.  The DataBank is funded through a generous endowment from the Berman Foundation.   We extend our gratitude to commissioning organizations, researchers and others whose cooperation in providing materials makes our work possible.

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