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NJPS Briefing Paper: Jewish Members of JCCs: Jewish Households and Individuals

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Publication Date: October 2004

Publisher(s): Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Demography; Jewish Identification

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This briefing paper relies on results of the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) to provide statistics related to Jewish Community Center (JCC) membership. The data show that large numbers of American Jews are JCC members and participants in JCC programming. The JCC movement is the largest movement in American Jewish life today in terms of membership.