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The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America offers open access to hundreds of quantitative studies of North American Jewry. We proudly partner with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. Our stakeholders include Jewish Federations and communal organizations, researchers, educators and students, foundations and philanthropists, social change agents, the media, and interested individuals.

Special Announcement

DataBank Posts Recent Studies from Three Jewish Communities: Houston, Broward County (FL) and Boston.    

Reports and updated data files available.

Featured Study

2016 Broward County (FL) Jewish Community Study

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Broward County , 2016

Population: The number of Jews in Broward decreased from 243,000 in 1997 to 149,000 in 2016. The percentage of Broward’s population that is Jewish decreased from 16% in 1997 to 8% in 2016, mostly due to mortality in the large elderly population.

♦ From 1997 to 2016, the Jewish population in all areas of Broward decreased, except in the Northwest, which experienced a 13% increase in Jewish households. 

♦ The percentage of snowbird households (3-7 months of the year in Broward) decreased from 9% in 1997 to 4% in 2016.


♦ Broward has 13,200 Hispanic Jewish adults, almost as many as the 14,700 in Miami.

♦ Broward has 13,600 Israeli adults, compared to 9,000 in Miami.

♦ 11% of Jewish households in Broward include an LGBT member.

Age: The percentage of the population age 65 and over decreased from 46% (123,500 persons) in 1997 to 27% (46,500 persons) in 2016; The number of persons age 75 and over decreased from 77,000 in 1997 to 23,000 in...

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New and Noteworthy

2016 Broward County (FL) Jewish Community Study

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Broward County , 2016

Contemporary Jewry Special Issue on Local Jewish Community Studies

Harriet Hartman | Assocation for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Springer Netherlands , 2016

AJC 2016 Report on Latino Jews in the United States

Latino Decisions | American Jewish Committee (AJC), Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs , 2016

Priced Out: How Household Income and Jewish Connections Determine Who Can't Afford Jewish Day School

Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Chaim Adler | Berman Jewish DataBank , 2016