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 Pinelllas-Pasco Counties (FL) Jewish Population Study has been added to the DataBank archives - Reports, Slide Sets and SPSS Data files.  This is the first random sample study of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area since 1994.

The 2017 Profile of Modern Orthodox Jews by Nishma Research has been added to the DataBank archives.  Internet survey of over 3,800 Modern Jewish Orthodox respondents. Reports 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 shows, questionnaire, methodology and SPSS DATA files are available.

The AJC 2017 Poll of American Jewish Opinion (reports, press release, frequencies, crosstabs, SPSS DATA files) have been posted and archived - September 2017.

Featured Study

2017 Pinellas and Pasco (FL) Jewish Population Study: A Portrait of the Pinellas/Pasco Jewish Community

Ira M. Sheskin | Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, FL , 2017

The study is the first random sample survey of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area since 1994.  

Reports, slide shows, methodology report/questionnaire, and DATA files are available.

Population Estimates

♦ The Pinellas/Pasco Jewish community includes 36,600 persons who live in 18,000 Jewish households. Of the 36,600 persons, 28,000 persons (76%) are Jewish.

♦ Jewish households comprise 2.9% of all households in Pinellas/Pasco; Jews comprise 1.9% of all persons in Pinellas/Pasco.

♦ Topics covered in the survey and summarized in study reports and slides - in addition to Jewish population estimates - include geographic profile, migration, age distribution, household size and structure, marital status, secular education and employment status, household income, Jewish identification, religious practices, intermarriage, synagogue attendance/membership/attendance, Chabad attendance, sense of involvement/feeling part of Jewish community, Jewish education (respondent childhood Jewish education, formal and informal Jewish education of adults and children), familiarity...

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New and Noteworthy

2016 Houston Jewish Community Study

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

PRRI: 2017: America's Changing Religious Identity

Daniel Cox, Robert P. Jones | 2017

Contemporary Jewry Special Issue on Local Jewish Community Studies

Harriet Hartman | Assocation for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Springer Netherlands , 2016

United States Jewish Population, 2016 (Sheskin, Dashefsky - American Jewish Year Book)

Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2016