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

Comparisons of Jewish Communities - 2015 - A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation , 2015

The 2015 update of the Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts was prepared by Dr. Ira M. Sheskin for the Berman Jewish DataBank, under a grant provided by the Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation and with support from The Jewish Federations of North America.

The Berman Jewish DataBank envisions the Compendium as a single source of tables and bar charts on over 50 US Jewish communities which provides a comparative context for understanding American Jewish communal life;  it is designed to be used by members of local communities and by researchers, teachers and students of American Jewry.

The 36 data sections in the Compendium include analyses of Jewish Identification; Intermarriage; Religious Practices; Synagogue and JCC Membership; Jewish Education of Children;  Summer Camps and Youth Groups; Israel; Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; Donations to Jewish and Non-Jewish Charities.

Other sections focus on demographic issues: Jewish Population Size and Geographic Distribution; Ethnicity and LGBT; Age; Household Size and Structure; Social Service Needs; Education, Employment and Economics;...


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New and Noteworthy

The National Study of American Jewish Giving, 2013 - Connected to Give

Jim Gerstein, Steven Martin Cohen, J. Shawn Landres | Connected to Give , 2013

2014 St. Louis Jewish Community Study

Steven M. Cohen, Jacob B. Ukeles, Ron Miller, David Dutwin, Susan Sherr | Harvey and Terry Hieken, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Morton J. and Morton D. May Fund of the Greater St. Louis Jewish Foundation, The Lubin-Green Foundation , 2014

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

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