By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin

ISBN-10: 3319096222

ISBN-13: 9783319096223

ISBN-10: 3319096230

ISBN-13: 9783319096230

This booklet, in its 114th 12 months, presents perception into significant tendencies within the North American Jewish groups, studying the lately accomplished Pew file (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish lifestyles, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs and the U.S. and global Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a big source with lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries and significant fresh occasions. it may end up invaluable to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish neighborhood, Jewish communal employees and the click, between others.

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The survey methodology, topline and full questionnaire are included in appendices. The online version of the report includes two interactive features – one illustrating Jewish denominational switching and the other allowing the user to calculate the size of the Jewish population based on his or her own definition of who is a Jew. 8 For the Full Report This is the overview section of a longer report that details the survey’s findings. ch/16IN5U4. Chapter 3 Rhetoric About the Diverse Jewish Community Sarah Bunin Benor How should the Pew study’s findings change the priorities of Jewish organizations?

Examples of different (and changing) constituency targeting come from the Jewish Agency, the American Joint 5 End of Jewish/Non-Jewish Dichotomy? Evidence from the 2013 Pew Survey 39 Distribution Committee (JDC), the Government of Israel, those involved with Birthright or similar programs, different rabbinical bodies, or even academic research institutes in the US, in Israel, or in other countries. The fluid identificational and behavioral background relevant to theoretical and operational decisions, some of which are of strategic importance, is surely bound to fuel more debate among those who have the state of US Jewry at heart.

Chapter 3 Rhetoric About the Diverse Jewish Community Sarah Bunin Benor How should the Pew study’s findings change the priorities of Jewish organizations? Not much. It is interesting and important for scholars and communal leaders to know the size of the Jewish population, which denominations and ideological orientations are expanding and which are retracting, and how Jews of different backgrounds differ on various measures of opinion and behavior. But a random sample of Americans who are willing to tell a phone surveyor that they identify as Jews should not, for the most part, be the basis for communal organizations’ decisions about programming or funding priorities.

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