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)