Occasional Paper #5: Class of 1979 - The 'Acculturation' of Jewish Immigrants from the Soviet Union, 1990
Class of 1979: The 'Acculturation' of Jewish Immigrants from the Soviet Union (PDF), was written by Barry A. Kosmin as an occasional paper for the Data Bank in April, 1990. This report is based upon an October 1989 telephone survey of 391 interviews with immigrants from the former Soviet Union in six U.S. cities. It reviews how successfully respondents had been resettled in US cities, how they did economically, the ethnic composition of their community, Jewish education and Jewish affiliation patterns.
Jewish Identity in Canada and the United States, 1990-1991
Jewish Identity in Canada and The United States: 1990-1991 (PDF) was written by Barry A. Kosmin, and published in 1994. It provides a comparison of the Jewish populations of Canada and the the United States using the 1990 NJPS and the Canadian Government Census of 1991. It concludes that the societal processes affecting Jews in both nations are similar and the gap is not as wide as some might have predicted.
A Handle on the Future: The Potential of the 1990 National Survey for American Jewry
A Handle of the Future- The Potential of the 1990 National Survey for American Jewry (PDF) is a collection of two papers, the first written by Sidney Goldstein on the 1990 NJPS: Why and How, and the second written by Steven Huberman on Jewish Megatrends- Planning for the Twenty-First Century. The first paper strongly suggests the need for a national study in addition to local community studies. The second paper argues for the need to plan for the twenty-first century in terms of creating solutions to promote affiliation, strengthen Jewish education, increase financial resources, expand the leadership base and reach out to those most physically at risk.Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 1988, 64 (4).
Family Research Series #1: Intermarriage, Divorce, and Remarriage Among American Jews 1982-87, 1989
Intermarriage, Divorce, and Remarriage Among American Jews 1982-87, was written by Barry A. Kosmin, Nava Lerer and Egon Mayer as a Family Research Series paper in August, 1989. The authors examined marital histories of 6,457 ever married, never widowed, Jewish adults from nine cities around the United States. They tried to determine the extent of intermarriage, divorce, and intermarriage upon remarriage, as well as their possible causal relationship with seven social-demographic factors.
Reprint Series #5: Contemporary American Jewry - The Political Economy of Gender in Jewish Federations, 1989
The Political Economy of Gender in Jewish Federations (PDF), written by Barry A. Kosmin and published in the Spring 1989 issue of Contemporary Jewry, provides a historical and political overview of the role of women in Jewish philanthropy in general and specifically in Jewish Federations.
Occasional Paper #4: Contemporary American Jewry: Implications for Planning, 1988
Contemporary American Jewry: Implications for Planning (PDF), presented by Barry A. Kosmin to the CJF Planners Institute in 1988. It provides an overview of the demography of the Jewish population in North America in the 1980s based on selected Jewish community studies. By comparing the results of the community studies, not only does the study provide observations about what is unique and different about American Jews, it also provides implications for trying to plan social services for this population.
Reprint Series #3: Counting Jewish Populations: Methods and Problems, 1987
Counting Jewish Population Methods and Problems (PDF) written by Barry A. Kosmin, Paul Rittenband, and Jeffery Scheckner was published in 1988 in the American Jewish Year Book. It provides a detailed examination of the methodology and potential issues with the methodology used in counting the Jewish population of the United States.
Information Series #1: Older Adult Jewish Population of North America, 1987
The Older Adult Jewish Population of North America (PDF) written by Barry A. Kosmin and Jeffery Scheckner was published in August 1987 and provides an overview of the continental situation and trends of the aging Jewish population in terms of social and attitudinal changes in family size and geographical patterns in the US and Canada. It also suggests the implications for planning and service delivery for this population.
Occasional Papers #3: Building an Awareness of a Continental Jewish Community, 1987
Building Awareness of Continental Jewish Community (PDF) is based on presentations delivered to a forum at the CJF General Assembly on November 14, 1986. The first presentation is by Sidney Goldstein, CJF Board of Directors and Chairman, National Technical Advisory Committee on Population Studies, on Building an Awareness of a Continental Jewish Community and the Role and Work of the North American Jewish Data Bank in this goal. The second presentation is by Drs. Peter B. Friedman, Assistant executive Director, and Mark Alan Zober, Senior Research and Planning Associate of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. It is entitled "Factors Influencing Synagogue Affiliation: A Multi-Community Analysis." The final part in this paper is a list of Jewish Population Studies Conducted since 1975 edited by Dr. Barry A. Kosmin.
Reprint Series #2: Giving To Jewish Philanthropic Causes, 1987
Giving to Jewish Philanthropic Causes: A Preliminary Reconnaissance (PDF) was written by Richard Silberstein, Jonathan Rabinowitz, Paul Ritterband and Barry Kosmin and reprinted by the North American Jewish Data Bank in 1987. It examines Jewish philanthropic giving in the United States in the context of federated Jewish campaigns.
Occasional Papers #1: Jewish Data Bank: Historical Perspective, 1986
The Jewish Data Bank: Historical Perspective (PDF) is a collection of three presentations delivered at the inauguration of the North American Jewish Data Bank on June 3, 1989. The opening remarks were delivered by Mandell L. Berman, the chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee and the vice-president of the Council of Jewish Federations at that time, offering a vision for the Data Bank. The second presentation was by Barry Kosmin, the Director of Research for the Council of Jewish Federations as well as the Director of the North American Jewish Data Bank, offering historical background. The final presentation was by Paul Ritterband, professor of sociology at City College of New York and Senior Research Fellow at the North American Jewish Data Bank. He offers some reflections on Jewish Social Science in the United States.
CJF Colloquium on Jewish Population Studies, 1984
The CJF Colloquium on Jewish Population Studies (PDF) occurred in March, 1984. The goals for the colloquium were to heighten Jewish communal workers' understanding of the complexities of population studies; to explore how such studies can te related more effectively to planning and policy decision-making; to sensitize research specialists to the practical needs of Federations in the use of data in community planning and decision-making; To develop written materials that will serve as practical tools for planners in this area; to develop procedures for working cooperatively with other groups in this field; to establish a basis for comparable data sets to facilitate inter-community comparisons and to encourage higher standards of performance; and to clarify the direction for further CJF activity in this field.This document includes keynote papers and summaries and was edited by Jerry Winter and Lester Levin.