Jewish Population in the United States, 2010

By Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky

North American Jewish Data Bank, 2010


Until this year, this Report appeared as an article in the American Jewish Year Book. The Year Book was published annually from 1899 until 2008 and was regarded as the authoritative record of events and trends in Jewish life in the United States and around the world by scholars as well as professionals and lay leaders in the Jewish community. This year’s Report consists of eight parts. Part I contains a description of the NAJDB, the central repository of studies of the North American Jewish population. Part II presents the methodology used to estimate the Jewish population of the about 1,000 Jewish communities in Table 3. Part III provides a guide to reading Table 3. Part IV highlights some of the more important changes in Table 3 since the 2008 article. Part V discusses the national, state, and regional totals presented in Tables 1-2. Part VI presents vignettes of recently completed Jewish community studies in the Berkshires, Massachusetts (2008), Broward County, Florida (2008), Cincinnati, Ohio (2008), and Middlesex County, New Jersey (2008) as well as vignettes of older studies in Hartford, Connecticut (2000), Phoenix, Arizona (2002), and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2002). Part VII shows comparisons among local Jewish communities on four different variables: the percentage of persons in Jewish households in a community who are age 65 and over (Table 4); the percentage of adult children from Jewish households who remain in their parent’s community when they establish their own homes (Table 5); emotional attachment to Israel (Table 6); and the percentage and number of Holocaust survivors and children of survivors (Table 7). Finally, Part VIII presents maps of the Jewish communities of Florida and New Jersey.


Topic: Israel Attachment, Data, Demography, Study, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: Current Jewish Population Reports

Editor: Dashefsky, Arnold , DellaPergola, Sergio , Sheskin, Ira M.

Volume/Issue: No.1

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Connecticut , Florida , Massachusetts , New Jersey , Ohio , Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

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Sheskin, Ira M. Dashefsky, Arnold. Jewish Population in the United States, 2010. Current Jewish Population Reports. North American Jewish Data Bank. 2010:


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