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Counting the Jews in New York, 1900-1991: An Essay in Substance and Method

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Paul Ritterband

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Academic research

Type: Report

Coverage: New York


In Jewish Population Studies 29 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1997), 199-228. In this paper the author examines estimates of the numbers of Jews in New York over a ninety-year period. In examining the growth and then the decline of the population the author also analyzes and discusses the various methods employed to estimate the Jewish population. The paper deals with both substance and method.