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

The Jewish Population of Canada - 2011 National Household Survey

Charles Shahar | Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA , 2011

The Canadian Jewish population in 2011 was 391,666, representing 1.2% of the total Canadian population. 

The June 2014 report on the Jewish Population of Canada, 2011, by Charles Shahar, is based on data from the 2011 Canadian National Household Survey.  Part 1 of the report focuses on Basic Population Demographics, Part 2 on  Jewish Population in Geographic Areas.

In addition to this national report on Jews in Canada, there are also eleven other reports as of June 2014 on Jewish communities in Canada (see links on the left of the National 2011 overview page).

Population and Demographics: National Data

The Jewish population of Canada was 391,665 in 2011. Jews comprised 1.2% of the total Canadian population.

• Between 2001 and 2011 the Jewish community of Canada grew by 17,605 people (4.7%). The rate of growth of the national community was only a little more pronounced than that between 1991 and 2001 (4.2%).

• The median age of the national Jewish population (40.5 years) is slightly higher than that of Canada’s overall population...


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New and Noteworthy

The Jewish Population of Canada - 2011 National Household Survey

Charles Shahar | Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA , 2011

The Great Recession and American Jews: Evidence from Baltimore, Chicago and Cleveland

Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz | Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America , 2014

JOFEE: Seeds of Opportunity - A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor, Food and Environmental Education

Ellen Irie | Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Hazon, Jim Joseph Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, The Morningstar Foundation, UJA-Federation of New York , 2014

Jewish Population in the United States 2013

Ira M. 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, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2013