Jewish Population In The United States, 2000
Publication Date: January 2001
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.101 (2001), pp.253-280.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Demography; Population Estimate; Study
Coverage: United States
Based on local community counts the estimated size of the American Jewish community in 2000 was approximately 6.1 million. Leaders of nearly 200 Jewish federations provided estimates of their communities; local rabbis and other informed Jewish communal leaders provided estimates for small communities without federations. I determining Jewish population, communities count both affiliated and non affiliated residents who are core Jews, as defined in NJPS 1990. Non-Jews are not included in the estimates below. Only persons residing in a community for the majority of the year are included in local counts.