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

2014 St. Louis Jewish Community Study

Jacob B. Ukeles, Steven M. Cohen, 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

 St. Louis Jewish Community Study

The results of the 2014 Jewish Community Study of St. Louis are based on 1,003 completed RDD-based (random digit dialed) interviews with a Jewish household respondent in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. The study was conducted for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis by JPAR, Jewish Policy & Action Analysis.

Among the major findings of the 2014 St. Louis Jewish Community Study:

Jewish Population

•  The number of Jewish persons in St. Louis in 2014 is estimated to be 61,100; in 1995, the number of Jewish persons was 53,400, for an apparent increase of 14% from 1995 to 2014.  

In 1995, the prior study, the number of Jewish persons living in 24,600 Jewish households was estimated to be 53,400  (plus 600 institutionalized Jewish persons).  Published reports from 1995 stressed a 60,000 "Jewish...


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New and Noteworthy

2014 Greater Seattle Jewish Community Study

Matthew Boxer, Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew A. Brown, Leonard Saxe | The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle , 2014

World Jewish Population, 2013

Sergio DellaPergola | American Jewish Yearbook, 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

2013 Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Ira M. Sheskin | Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America , 2013

2013 Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews: A Portrait of Jewish Americans

Luis Lugo, Alan Cooperman, Gregory A. Smith | PEW Research Center , 2013