Related Studies

Berman Jewish DataBank Brief - World and US Jewish Population Reports; Columbus Jewish Community Study 2013 - April 17, 2014

Sponsor(s): Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America

Study Dates: 4-17-2014

Key Findings:

April 17, 2014

Berman Jewish DataBank posts new US and world Jewish population estimates, adds recent Columbus Jewish community study to collection.


The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America has posted new reports with Jewish population estimates for the United States and across the globe.   

Jewish Population in the United States, 2013, written by Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky, provides estimates of the U.S. Jewish population at local, metropolitan, state and regional levels.  World Jewish Population, 2013, authored by Sergio DellaPergola, presents Jewish population estimates for more than 90 countries around the world.  The reports’ population estimates are for the year 2013, when data was collected and analyzed.

The new reports are posted on the DataBank site in conjunction with the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.   They were first published as chapters in the American Jewish Year Book 2013 and appear on the DataBank site with the permission of Springer, the Year Book publisher. 

In addition to the population reports, the DataBank has added the newly released 2013 Jewish Community Study of Columbus, Ohio to its collection. 

Commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Columbus, the Columbus Jewish Foundation, and the Wexner Foundation, the study estimates a population of 25,500 Jews in the Columbus area.   

An executive summary of the Columbus study, slide sets, data file, methodology report and screening and survey questionnaires are all available for download.  The full report will be available in mid-May.  The Columbus study joins more than 200 other local community studies archived at the DataBank. 



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