DataBank Briefing_June 16, 2017_DataBank Posts Reports on US, Canada and World Jewish Populations

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

Study Dates: June 16, 2017

Key Findings:

DataBank posts new reports on U.S., Canadian and World Jewish populations

June 16, 2017 

New reports on the U.S.Canadian and World Jewish populations are now available at the Berman Jewish DataBank.

The U.S. report, authored by Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky, contains population information at the national, regional, state and metro levels, as well as in Jewish Federation service areas. It also contains maps and a listing of all communities of at least 100 people (as a PDF and in Excel) that have been posted separately.

The Canadian report, written by Charles Shahar, presents population data at the national, provincial and metropolitan levels. The World report, prepared by Sergio DellaPergola, has population and demographic information about Jews across the globe, including the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

The three reports initially appeared as chapters in the 2016 American Jewish Year Book, published by Springer. The DataBank is pleased to thank Springer for permission to post the reports and make them available to DataBank stakeholders, and the Year Book editors, Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin, for facilitating the arrangement between Springer and the DataBank.  

For questions about any the reports, please contact the DataBank at




Study Notes:

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 collaborate with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford 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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