The Cost of Living Jewishly in Philadelphia

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Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Ruth Pinkenson Feldman; Rela Geffen Monson

Research Area: Culture and religion; Economics; Social conditions

Keywords: Communal Organization; Research; Demographics

Type: Report

Coverage: Pennsylvania United States


By mapping out the costs of living Jewishly for a large Jewish community, the study described in this article brings cost out of the area of speculation and into the arena of public policy. It reveals a considerable range in those costs for families and individuals depending on affiliation pattems. Further research is needed on the interaction of values and economics and the special problems of middle-income Jewish families.