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.

Special Announcement

DataBank Briefing January 10 2017 - - DataBank provides access to (a) Recent Articles on Local Jewish Community Studies from Contemporary Jewry, (b) the 2015 Boston Jewish Community Study, and, (c) the Data File from the 2013 National Study of Jewish Giving.

Featured Study

2016 Houston Jewish Community Study

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

Population

► 51,000 Jewish persons live in 26,000 Jewish households (where at least one adult is Jewish).

● Another 12,500 non-Jewish individuals live in these households for a total of 63,700 people in Houston Jewish households in 2016.

● In 1986, 33,600 Jewish persons were estimated to live in Greater Houston, with an increase of 52% to the 51,000 Jews in 2016.

Place of Birth:

25% of Jewish household adults were born in Houston and another 10% elsewhere in Texas; 15% of adults were born in New York and another 15% were born outside the US.

Diversity (with some overlap of the numbers below):

► 2,500 Jewish Hispanic adults reside in Houston, 6% of all Jewish adults.

► 3,700 Israelis (9% of Jewish adults) live in Houston.

► 5,700 Jewish adults (13%) consider themselves to be Sephardic Jews.

► 3,200 people in Houston Jewish households live in Former Soviet Union households.

► 10% of all households include a LGBT individual, a high percentage compared to most Jewish communities in the...


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New and Noteworthy

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

2016 Houston Jewish Community Study

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

Comparisons of Jewish Communities - 2015 - A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Ira M. Sheskin | Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America , 2015

Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Towards Religious Groups, Pew 2017

Jessica Hamar Martinez, Alan Cooperman, Gregory A. Smith, Besheer Mohamed | Pew Research Center , 2017