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

2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study

Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew A. Brookner, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe | Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) , 2015

Population  -  "Greater Boston is home to the fourth-largest Jewish community in the country with 248,000 Jews. Of these, 190,600 are adults and 57,400 are children. The quarter-million Jews in Boston reside in approximately 123,400 households. This represents a population increase of approximately 4.6% since 2005. There are also 61,200 non-Jews living in Jewish households."

Diversity - "Greater Boston’s Jewish community is demographically diverse. Boston Jewry includes members of the Israeli (8% of adults), Russian-born and Russian-speaking (7% of adults), and LGBTQ communities (7% of adults)."

Denomination - Half of Greater Boston’s Jews do not identify with a  Jewish denomination. The largest denominational affiliation is Reform, followed by Conservative and Orthodox. Denominational affiliation has declined since 2005, and, increasingly, Boston Jews describe themselves as 'Just Jewish.'”

Belonging - Thirty-seven percent of Jewish households belong to a synagogue or another type of Jewish congregation.  

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New and Noteworthy

American Muslim Poll 2017, with comparisons to American Jews, Catholics and Protestants

Dalia Mogahed, Youssef Chouhoud | Institute for Social Policy and Understanding , 2017

Jewish Population in Canada, 2015

Charles Shahar | 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, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2015

2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study

Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew A. Brookner, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe | Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) , 2015

2016 Houston Jewish Community Study

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Greater Houston , 2016