Berman Jewish DataBank posts new US and World Jewish population reports
May 22, 2015
The Berman Jewish DataBank at The Jewish Federations of North America has posted new reports on the US Jewish population and world Jewish population, providing up-to-date estimates for local communities and countries across the globe. The reports originally appeared as chapters in the American Jewish Year Book 2014 and are posted at the DataBank with permission of Springer publishing company. Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky co-wrote the report on the US Jewish population, and Sergio DellaPergola authored the world Jewish population report.
In addition to the population reports, the DataBank has posted an update to its Comparison of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts. The compendium, composed by Ira Sheskin, is a single source of information on over 50 US Jewish communities and provides a comparative context for understanding American Jewish communal life. Designed to be used by members of local communities and by researchers, teachers and students of American Jewry, it is organized into 36 sections that cover socio-demographic, Jewish and human service topics.