Welcome to the Berman Jewish DataBank

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.

Featured Study

2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study: A Portrait of the Miami Jewish Community

Ira M. Sheskin | Greater Miami Jewish Federation , 2014

The 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study results are based on 2,020 interviews conducted during January and February, 2014.

Population estimates: 55,700 Jewish households, 123,200 Jewish persons and 6,500 non-Jewish persons (total of 129,700 people) live in the Greater Miami area.

Jewish population has increased 9% over the previous stdy in 2004.

Major Findings

The initial survey results were reported in October, 2014.  Portions of the study summary  on the Federation's website are highlighted below:

Study Shows Growth, Increased Diversity, Highly Connected Community

According to the study, the population of the Miami Jewish community has increased by 9 percent during the past decade, reversing about 30 years of decline. More than 123,000 Jews now live in Miami-Dade County, making Miami the eleventh largest Jewish community in the U.S.

The Country’s Most Diverse Jewish Population

The Federation’s study also found that Miami’s Jewish population has become increasingly diverse, with 33...

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Steven M. Cohen, Ezra Kopelowitz | Lappin Foundation , 2014

2013 Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews: A Portrait of Jewish Americans

Luis Lugo, Alan Cooperman, Gregory A. Smith | PEW Research Center , 2013

Jewish Population in the United States 2013

Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2013