By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin
This yr e-book, now in its a hundred and fifteenth 12 months, presents perception into significant tendencies within the North American Jewish groups and is the yearly list of the North American Jewish groups. the 1st chapters of half I study Jewish immigrant teams to the USA and Jewish existence on campus. Chapters on “National Affairs” and “Jewish Communal Affairs” research the year’s occasions. 3 chapters examine the demography and geography of the USA, Canada, and international Jewish populations. half II offers Jewish Federations, Jewish group facilities, social provider companies, nationwide organisations, in a single day camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. the ultimate chapters current nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; educational assets, together with Jewish stories courses, books, articles web content, and study libraries; and lists of significant occasions some time past yr, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.
For these attracted to the North American Jewish community—scholars, carrier services, volunteers—this quantity unquestionably presents the only most sensible resource of data at the constitution, dynamics, and ongoing non secular, political, and social demanding situations confronting the neighborhood. it may be at the bookshelf of each person attracted to tracking the dynamics of swap within the Jewish groups of North America.
Sidney Goldstein, Founder and Director, inhabitants experiences and coaching heart, Brown college, and Alice Goldstein, inhabitants stories and Traini
ng heart, Brown University
The American Jewish 12 months Book is a distinct and precious source for Jewish neighborhood execs. it really is half almanac, listing, encyclopedia and all jointly a quantity to have inside of effortless achieve. it's the most sensible, concise diary of traits, occasions, and personalities of curiosity for the earlier yr. we should always all welcome the yr Book’s ebook as an indication of energy for the Jewish neighborhood.
Brenda Gevertz, govt Director, JPRO community, the Jewish specialist source Organization
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Outreach and Incorporation into the Miami Jewish Community By the 1990s, the American Jewish community’s awareness of high rates of assimilation, intermarriage, and aging among the native Jewish population made its leaders appreciate the social, economic, and demographic value of recent Jewish immigrants. In this light, they understood that the GMJF’s Cuban/Latin Division was a promising location for fundraising, community building, and the promotion of Zionist activities (Bokser Liwerant 2015).
Their large numbers, ideological uniformity, and concentrated population in South Florida (home to nearly a million people of Cuban descent—68 % of the entire Cuban-American population), granted them political power (Pew 2006). The long period of their migration, from 1959 to the present, also provided benefits. Among these were increasing population size, continued immersion in the culture of origin, and links to a new generation of immigrant workers who helped to sustain the Cuban-American economy as older workers retired, and the Americanborn second generation found employment in the larger economy (Portes 2010).
As of 2014, 14,730 Hispanic Jewish adults lived in Miami. Accordingly, the population increased by approximately 54 % in a decade. 9 % Panamanian. 5 % of all Hispanic Jewish adults in Miami in 2014. Relatively uninvolved with Miami’s English-speaking Jewish establishment, Sephardim play a more significant role among non-Jewish Hispanics, with whom they feel considerable connection. For example, according to sociologist Henry Green, emphasizing ethnicity over religion, “in 1989, South Floridian Hispanic/ Sephardic Jews were directly responsible for sending a Catholic Cuban to Congress rather than a Jew” (Green 2012, p.
American Jewish Year Book 2015: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin