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Jewish Population in the United States, 2007

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Ira Sheskin; Arnold Dashefsky

Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.107 (2007), pp.133-205.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: Demography; Population Estimate; Study

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Based upon a summation of local Jewish community studies, the estimated size of the American Jewish community in 2007 is 6,443,805. In order to develop our estimate, Jewish local communities were contacted via the internet. For those communities that did not reply, estimates from previous years have been maintained. The estimates derive from two sources: scientific estimates based upon some type of scientific study of a community; and informant estimates based on information provided by local informants on the number of households on the local Jewish federation's mailing list and the number of people who belong to local Jewish organizations and synagogues. All estimates are for Jews, both in households and institutions, and do not include non-Jews living in households with Jews.