Welcome to the Berman Jewish DataBank

The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America offers open access to hundreds of quantitative studies of North American Jewry. We proudly partner with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. Our stakeholders include Jewish Federations and communal organizations, researchers, educators and students, foundations and philanthropists, social change agents, the media, and interested individuals.

Special Announcement

The 2017 Bay Area Portrait of Jewish Life and Jewish Communities has been added to the DataBank archives. The online survey of the San Francisco Bay Area (which included a probability-based mail-to-web sampling frame) collected data from more than 3,000 respondents from 10 counties -- Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.

Professor Steven M. Cohen and Dr. Jacob B. "Jack" Ukeles served as principal investigators for the survey.  The Highlights report, overview slides and the methodology report are available. 

The 2017 Greater Indianapolis Jewish Population Study is the first study of a Jewish community in Indiana to be available at the Berman Jewish DataBank. Reports, slide sets, questionnaire and SPSS data files are available.

The 2017 Pinelllas-Pasco Counties (FL) Jewish Population Study is the first random sample survey of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area since 1994. Reports, slide sets and SPSS data files are available.

The 2017 Omaha, NE Jewish community study - A Portrait of Jewish Omaha. The study was the first RDD-based study of the community ever!  Reports, slide sets, questionnaire, methodology and SPSS data files are available.

Featured Study

2017 Portrait of Bay Area Jewish Life and Communities

Steven M. Cohen, Jacob B. Ukeles | JCF: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Jewish Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties , 2017

The 2017 Bay Area Jewish community study -  Portrait of Bay Area Jewish Life and Communities  -  summarizes results of a study of the 4th largest Jewish community in the United States.  Principal investigators were Steven M. Cohen and Jacob B. "Jack" Ukeles.

"The 2017 Portrait of Bay Area Jewish Life and Communities is the first-ever comprehensive study of the entire Jewish Bay Area—Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma Counties."

Jewish population estimate is 350,000 Jewish persons living in 148,000 Jewish households (any household with at least one Jewish adult).  

Among the major highlights:

♦  Santa Clara County’s Jewish population of 73,000 is the largest of the ten counties in
the Bay Area. 

♦ Of all Jews living in the Bay Area, 1/3 live in the East Bay, 1/3 live in Peninsula & South Bay, and 1/6 live in San Francisco County.

♦ Almost two out of five respondents moved...


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New and Noteworthy

AJC 2017 Poll: Survey of American Jewish Opinion

SSRS Social Science Research Solutions | American Jewish Committee (AJC) , 2017

Priced Out: How Household Income and Jewish Connections Determine Who Can't Afford Jewish Day School

Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Chaim Adler | Berman Jewish DataBank , 2016

2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study

Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew A. Brookner, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe | Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) , 2015

2016 Houston Jewish Community Study

Ira M. Sheskin | Jewish Federation of Greater Houston , 2016