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Jewish Population In The United States, 2000

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Jim Schwartz; Jeffrey Scheckner

Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.101 (2001), pp.253-280.

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 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.