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

Holocaust Survivors: The Jewish Population of Canada: 2011 National Household Survey

Charles Shahar | Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA, The Claims Conference - The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany , 2015

In December, 2015, Charles Shahar issued three reports on Jewish Holocaust Survivors as part of the continuing analysis of Canadian Jewish demographics based upon the 2011 Canadian National Household Survey (which included questions on religious identification). One report summarized data on all Canadian Jewish survivors, while the second and third reports focused on Holocaust Survivors in Montreal and Toronto respectively.

All three reports are available for downloading.  

Highlights:

There are 17,300 Jewish Holocaust Survivors living in Canada comprising 28.2% of the country’s Jewish population of seniors who are 66+ years.

• In short, more than a quarter of Canada’s Jewish elderly are Survivors.

• The proportion of individuals who are often disabled is larger among Jewish Holocaust Survivors (30.9%) than among Jewish non-Survivors age 66+ (19.9%) and the total senior population of Canada age 66+ (22.7%).

• About a quarter (24.7%) of...


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New and Noteworthy

World Jewish Population 2014 - DellaPergola (American Jewish Year Book)

American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry, Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner (BJPA), University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2014

The 2013 Jewish Community Needs Assessment Study of Southern New Jersey

Melior Group | Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey , 2013

Jewish Population in the United States, 2014 (Sheskin, Dashefsky - American Jewish Year Book)

Ira 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, Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner (BJPA), University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2014

Demographic and Attitudinal Survey of the Jewish Population of New Mexico, 2014

Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Benjamin Kupersmit | Jewish Federation of New Mexico , 2014