DataBank Briefing January 10 2017 - - DataBank provides access to (a) Recent Articles on Local Jewish Community Studies from Contemporary Jewry, (b) the 2015 Boston Jewish Community Study, and, (c) the Data File from the 2013 National Study of Jewish Giving.
Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Greater Houston , 2016
► 51,000 Jewish persons live in 26,000 Jewish households (where at least one adult is Jewish).
● Another 12,500 non-Jewish individuals live in these households for a total of 63,700 people in Houston Jewish households in 2016.
● In 1986, 33,600 Jewish persons were estimated to live in Greater Houston, with an increase of 52% to the 51,000 Jews in 2016.
Place of Birth:
25% of Jewish household adults were born in Houston and another 10% elsewhere in Texas; 15% of adults were born in New York and another 15% were born outside the US.
Diversity (with some overlap of the numbers below):
► 2,500 Jewish Hispanic adults reside in Houston, 6% of all Jewish adults.
► 3,700 Israelis (9% of Jewish adults) live in Houston.
► 5,700 Jewish adults (13%) consider themselves to be Sephardic Jews.
► 3,200 people in Houston Jewish households live in Former Soviet Union households.
► 10% of all households include a LGBT individual, a high percentage compared to most Jewish communities in the...
New and Noteworthy
Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Chaim Adler | Berman Jewish DataBank , 2016
Dalia Mogahed, Fouad Pervez | Institute for Social Policy and Understanding , 2016
Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew A. Brookner, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe | Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) , 2015
Jessica Hamar Martinez, Alan Cooperman, Gregory A. Smith, Besheer Mohamed | Pew Research Center , 2017