A Study of the Jews of Urbana

By David G. Mandelbaum

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, December 1935

The author presents preliminary results of an anthropological study of the 629-member Jewish population of a town near New York to which he refers with the pseudonym "Urbana". He discusses this population's demographic makeup, history, religious beliefs and practices (the community is all nominally Orthodox), occupations and social class, and family structure. The author begins by reviewing the purposes, methods and characteristics of the anthropological approach.

Topic: Sociology, Rural and Small Town, Research, Demography, Scholarship, Study, Academic Research

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Rosen, Ben

Volume/Issue: Vol.12/no.2

Page Number(s): 223-232

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Mandelbaum, David G. A Study of the Jews of Urbana. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. December 1935: 223-232. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12185


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