By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin
The American Jewish 12 months Book, now in its 116th yr, is the once a year checklist of the North American Jewish groups and offers perception into their significant traits. half I provides a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yank Orthodox Jews.”Part II starts off with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish Family." bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the foreign area (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which specializes in US–Israel kinfolk. Chapters 15-17 research the demography and geography of the U.S., Canadian, and international Jewish populations. partly III, bankruptcy 18 offers lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, group facilities, social provider enterprises, nationwide organisations, synagogues, Hillels, day colleges, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. within the ultimate chapters, bankruptcy 19 provides nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; bankruptcy 20 offers educational assets, together with Jewish stories courses, books, articles, web content, and examine libraries; and bankruptcy 21 provides lists of significant occasions some time past 12 months, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.
An precious checklist of Jewish existence, the American Jewish yr booklet illuminates modern matters with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a advanced and ever-changing world.
Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of heritage and Judaic stories, and Director Emerita of the Frankel heart for Judaic experiences, college of Michigan
A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish 12 months ebook will stand because the authoritative checklist of Jewish existence due to the fact that 1900. For a person attracted to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, non secular, and cultural traits from an aim but passionately Jewish viewpoint, there easily is not any substitute.
Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish 12 months e-book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
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Modern Judaism 31(2): 120–121. Waxman, C. 1998, February 15. The Haredization of American Orthodox Jewry. Jerusalem Letter/ Viewpoints 376. Jewish Center for Public Affairs. Chapter 4 The Orthodox Paradox: Numbers, Confidence, and Anxiety Mijal Bitton Focusing upon population size and growth, the Pew Research Center’s special report, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews” (2015) demonstrates many signs of Orthodoxy’s demographic vitality. 1 children born to adults age 40–59), high inter-generational retention rates (83 % of individuals age 18–29 raised as Orthodox identify as adults), and high percentages (98 %) of Orthodox parents raising their children as Jews.
In the 2000 NJPS, the number of respondents who identified as Sephardi did not provide a large enough sample to be a coherent analytic category (see Kotler-Berkowitz et al. 2003). A survey sensitive to the specific genealogies of the Sephardi American populations could provide important data to broaden our understanding of American Jewry in its broader diversity. 9 40 M. 21). ” At the same time, the prevalent anxiety in many Orthodox communities indicate demographic challenges not noted by the Pew study that are also a result of their insular communal infrastructure.
It is possible that larger household sizes among Haredi Jews could contribute to higher reported incomes. 8 Jewish Friendship Networks Orthodox Jews, especially Haredi Jews, tend to have close circles of friends consisting mostly or entirely of other Jews. This is less common among Conservative and Reform Jews. About eight-in-ten Orthodox Jews (84 %) say that all or most of their friends are Jewish. By comparison, among other Jews, about a quarter (27 %) say the same. A majority of non-Orthodox Jews in the US say that at least some of their friends are Jewish, but 23 % say that hardly any or none of their friends are Jewish.