How Many Jews? Synthesizing Data to Understand American Jewry

By Leonard Saxe

Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Summer 2006

The author describes efforts at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI) to develop a new paradigm for understanding the demography of American Jewry. Integral to the new approach is the collection and synthesis of multiple studies that aim to gather religious and ethnic information in a variety of ways. The goal of SSRIâ??s synthesis initiative is to produce the equivalent of census data, including data that enables trend analyses over time (back to 1990) of changes in the Jewish population.

Topic: Methodology, Jewish Identification, Census, Demography

Name of Publication: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/No.4

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Saxe, Leonard. How Many Jews? Synthesizing Data to Understand American Jewry. Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Summer 2006: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4100


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