Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew A. Brookner, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe | Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) , 2015
Population - "Greater Boston is home to the fourth-largest Jewish community in the country with 248,000 Jews. Of these, 190,600 are adults and 57,400 are children. The quarter-million Jews in Boston reside in approximately 123,400 households. This represents a population increase of approximately 4.6% since 2005. There are also 61,200 non-Jews living in Jewish households."
Diversity - "Greater Boston’s Jewish community is demographically diverse. Boston Jewry includes members of the Israeli (8% of adults), Russian-born and Russian-speaking (7% of adults), and LGBTQ communities (7% of adults)."
Denomination - Half of Greater Boston’s Jews do not identify with a Jewish denomination. The largest denominational affiliation is Reform, followed by Conservative and Orthodox. Denominational affiliation has declined since 2005, and, increasingly, Boston Jews describe themselves as 'Just Jewish.'”
Belonging - Thirty-seven percent of Jewish households belong to a synagogue or another type of Jewish congregation.
New and Noteworthy
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