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Los Angeles Jewry: a demographic portrait

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Bruce A. Phillips

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: California


This article presents a portrait of the L.A. Jewish community: its development since earliest days, its demographic characteristics, and the patterns of participation by Jews in community activities and institutions. Data for the study comes from a 1979 survey, three earliest surveys (1951, 1959, 1967) and the 1980 U.S. population census.