Local Jewish Community Studies as Planning Tools for the American Jewish Community
Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Ira M. Sheskin
Series: Jewish Political Studies Review, 21:1-2, Spring 2009.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Social Planning; Methodology; Demography; Jewish organizations
Coverage: United States
The author examines the utility of local Jewish community studies such as the 50+ such studies which have been commissioned by various Jewish Federations from 1993 through 2008. The author discusses how results of these studies have guided community decision-making at the national and local levels, as well as advancing other arguments in favor of such studies.