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How the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey Was Used by Federation Professionals for Jewish Continuity Purposes

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Hayim Herring

Topic: Business (Business organization, administration, and management)
Social conditions (Associations and meetings)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Demography; Community Development

Coverage: United States


This is a descriptive study on the self-reported use of the 1990 NJPS by seven categories of federation professionals and the likely utilization of NJPS 2000 by executive, continuity, and planning directors. Compared to the 1970 NJPS, the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) made great strides with regard to the utilization of the 1990 NJPS. However, it did not distinguish between distributing the findings of the 1990 NJPS and disseminating its findings. For the NJPS 2000 to be utilized more effectively, the professional and volunteer leadership of the United Jewish Communities should already be incorporating principles of knowledge dissemination and utilization.


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