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DataBank Briefing_April 21 2017_DataBank posts recent studies from three Jewish communities

Sponsor(s): Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America

Study Dates: April 21 2017

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DataBank posts recent studies from three Jewish communities

April 21, 2017

 

Reports and data files from recent Jewish community studies in HoustonBroward County and Boston are now available at the Berman Jewish DataBank.

The 2016 Houston Jewish Community Study, commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and conducted by Ira Sheskin with Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS), is the first full-fledged study of the community since 1986.  The new study estimates 51,000 Jews living in the metropolitan area, an increase of more than 50% since the 1986 study.  Materials from the new study include full and summary reports, slide decks, the questionnaire, methodological documentation, and survey data files.

 The 2016 Broward County Jewish Community Study estimates nearly 150,000 Jews living in the county. While that’s a decline of nearly 40% since 2001, Broward remains the eighth largest Jewish community in North America and is part of a three-county south Florida region with more than half a million Jews total.  The Broward study was commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Broward County and also conducted by Ira Sheskin with SSRS.  Materials from the study include slide decks, maps, the questionnaire, methodological documentation, and survey data files.

 The 2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study, commissioned by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies/Steinhardt Social Research Institute (CMJS/SSRI) at Brandeis University, estimates 248,000 Jews in the metro area.  That makes Boston the fourth largest Jewish community in North America.  Study materials include reports from the CMJS/SSRI and CJP, technical appendices, and survey data files.  The study is the sixth in the longest ongoing series of local Jewish community studies, stretching back to 1965 – and all available at the DataBank.

For their assistance in making these important materials available to DataBank stakeholders, the DataBank is very pleased to thank the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Ira Sheskin, David Dutwin, Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew Brookner, Charles Kadushin and Leonard Saxe.

 

 
Sample Notes:

The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America acquires, archives and provides open access to  quantitative studies and related materials on North American Jews and Jewish communities; promotes use of its resources by its stakeholders; and encourages transparency in the public release and reporting of research on North American Jewry.  

We proudly collaborate with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut. 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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