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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.

Special Announcement

DataBank posts new reports on Jewish Population in the United States 2015, World Jewish Population 2015 and Jewish Population in Canada 2015 from The American Jewish Year Book, 2015

Featured Study

Jewish Population in the United States, 2015 (Sheskin, Dashefsky - American Jewish Year Book)

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, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2015

The Berman Jewish DataBank report on the Jewish Population in the United States, 2015, written by Dr. Ira Sheskin and Dr. Arnold Dashefsky, derives from Chapter 5 of the 2015 American Jewish Year Book (of which the authors of the U.S. Jewish Population article are co-editors). 

The authors review  a number of recent estimates of the United States Jewish population, as well as recent survey data on American Jews in the broader context of America's religious structure, and other Jewish population estimates.

Jewish Population Estimate: AYJB 2015

"...Based on a summation of local Jewish community estimates in the Appendix, the estimated size of the American Jewish community in 2015 is 6.830 million Jews, an increase of about 54,000 from the 2014 estimate. Allowing for some double counting (see below), the American Jewish Year Book estimate is 6.7 - 6.8 million. This estimate is based on the aggregation of local estimates of more than 900 American...


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