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Local Jewish Community Studies as Planning Tools for the American Jewish Community

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Ira M. Sheskin

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

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.


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