World Jewish Population 1997
Publication Date: January 1997
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: World Jews; Demography
Figures on population size, characteristics, and trends are a primary tool in the evaluation of Jewish community needs and prospects at the local level and internationally. The estimates reported in this overview reflect a prolonged and ongoing effort to study scientifically the demography of contemporary world Jewry. The world's Jewish population was estimated at 13 million at the beginning of 1997.