Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 - Comprehensive Report

By Steven M. Cohen, Jacob B. Ukeles, Ron Miller

UJA-Federation of New York, June 12, 2012

Every decade, UJA-Federation of New York conducts a comprehensive survey to examine the composition of the largest Jewish community in North America. Key findings from the 2011 study include:

Growth: There are more Jews in the New York area today: 1.54 million in 2011, up from 1.41 million in 2002. In New York City, the Jewish population is back to more than 1 million.

Poverty: There are more than half a million Jews living in poor or near-poor households, a significant increase in the last 10 years.

Diversity: Our community is incredibly diverse. There are large numbers of Orthodox Jews and Russian-speaking Jews, as well as other significant segments that include Israelis, Syrians, and, counted for the first time, biracial, Hispanic, and nonwhite Jewish households, and LGBT Jewish households.

Engagement: Jews in the New York area continue to be engaged in Jewish life in a wide variety of ways, but fewer Jews in the New York area are engaged on some important measures — and the two ends of the engagement continuum are expanding; there are more Orthodox Jews, and more nondenominational Jews and Jews with no religion.

Intermarriage: Half of the non- Orthodox couples wed between 2006 and 2011 are intermarried. On Jewish engagement, intermarried respondents significantly trail the in-married.

Philanthropy: Since 2002, Jewish philanthropy has eroded modestly, while community needs have expanded.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Continuity, Development, Orthodox Judaism, Engagement, Survey, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Community Development, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Jewish Continuity, Demography, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Intermarriage, Poverty

Name of Publication: Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011

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Coverage: New York, New York

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Ukeles, Jacob B. Miller, Ron. Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 - Comprehensive Report. Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011. UJA-Federation of New York. 12 June 2012:


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