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 @ Stanford 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 New Reports on United StatesCanadian and World Jewish Populations from the American Jewish Year Book

 

 

Featured Study

World Jewish Population 2016 (DellaPergola, AJYB)

Sergio DellaPergola | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford, Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life , 2016

Population Estimates:

The world's core Jewish population was estimated at 14,410,700 at the beginning of 2016 by Sergio DellaPergola, an increase of 99,100 (0.69%) over the 2015 revised estimate by the author of 14,311,600.  Since the world's total population increased by 1.38% in 2015, DellaPergola noted that world Jewry increased at about half of the general world population growth rate.

Please note that several definitions of persons counting as Jewish are discussed by the author, including expanded definitions and the core definition used for the report's estimates.  Figure 3 (page 11 of the report) has an interesting and useful schematic summary of multiple definitions of "Jewish," from the most restrictive Jewish-only by religion to the broadest Jewish by the Law of Return.

DellaPergola's core Jewish population comprised Jewish-only individuals either by religion or without a religion; partly Jewish persons, Jewish-connected individuals, etc., are not included in the core Jewish definition.  Core Jews "...includes all persons  who, when...


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United States Jewish Population, 2016 (Sheskin, Dashefsky - American Jewish Year Book)

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