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 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 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

Paper by Charles Shahar provides an easily accessible overview of Canadian Jewry in a relatively brief article just over ten pages long which was originally published in The American Jewish Year Book.  Shahar summarizes the findings of the 2011 National Household Survey of Canada (which unlike the US Census, includes information on respondent religion). 

DataBank users may want to read Shahar's 2015 American Jewish Year Book article for a basic introduction to the Jewish demographics of Canada, and then explore the wealth of data on Canadian Jews in the 2011 Jewish analysis series from the National Household Survey. The entire series of monographs written by Charles Shahar (and others) on Jews in Canada, 2011  is available at the Berman Jewish DataBank.  

The monograph series includes reports on national data and on significant local Jewish communities,which typically focus on population, geography, Jewish seniors, the Jewish poor, family and intermarriage, immigration and...


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New and Noteworthy

Demographic and Attitudinal Survey of the Jewish Population of New Mexico, 2014

Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Benjamin Kupersmit | Jewish Federation of New Mexico, New Mexico's Center for Jewish Philanthropy , 2014

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

Jewish Maps of the US and Canada from the American Jewish Year Book 2015 (updated May 2016)

Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky, Charles Shahar | American Jewish Year Book, 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 , 2015

Washington, DC - 2014 Findings From A Survey Of 1000 Jewish Residents In The Greater Washington DC Area

Mark S. Mellman | Jewish Federation of Greater Washington , 2014