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American Jewish Year Book 2013

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira Sheskin
Book

Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Review Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher
      Pages 3-57
    3. Steven M. Cohen, Jacob B. Ukeles, Ron Miller
      Pages 59-142
    4. Ethan Felson
      Pages 143-164
    5. Lawrence Grossman
      Pages 165-199
    6. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 201-277
    7. Sergio DellaPergola
      Pages 279-358
  3. Jewish Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 361-390
    3. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 391-424
    4. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 425-445
    5. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 447-597
    6. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 599-600
    7. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 601-622
    8. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 623-649
    9. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 651-681
  4. Jewish Press

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 683-683
    2. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 685-695
    3. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 697-709

About this book

Introduction

This book, in its 113th year, provides insight into major trends in the North American Jewish community, examining Jewish education, New York Jewry, national and Jewish communal affairs, and the US and world Jewish population. It also acts as an important resource with its lists of Jewish Institutions, Jewish periodicals, and academic resources as well as Jewish honorees, obituaries, and major recent events. It should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers, and the press, among others. 

For more than a century, the American Jewish Year Book has remained and continues to serve, even in the Internet age, as the leading reference work on contemporary Jewish life. This year’s volume, with its special reports on Jewish education and  the New York community and its updates on Jewish population statistics, Jewish institutions, and the major Jewish figures who passed in the year past, continues this splendid tradition.

Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, Department of History, American University and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

 The 2013 volume of the American Jewish Year Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this important resource in all its former glory.

Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Having a current American Jewish Year Book on my shelf is like having a panel of experts on American Jewish life at the ready, prepared to give me thoughtful, accurate answers and observations on the key issues, trends and statistics that define our continental Jewish community today. Well into its second century, the American Jewish Year Book continues to be an essential resource for serious leaders, practitioners and students who seek to ground their work in solid research and up-to-date data.

Jacob Solomon, Greater Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO

Keywords

American Jewish Academic Resources American Jewish Communal Affairs American Jewish Institutions and Press American Jewish National Affairs American Jewish Population American Jewry Honrees in American Jewry Jewish Education Major events in American Jewry New York Jews Obituaries in American Jewry World Jewish Population

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 1
  • Ira Sheskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish LifeUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Regional Studies, The Jewish Demography Project, The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic StudiesUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

About the editors

Dr. Arnold Dashefsky served as the inaugural holder of the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he is now emeritus.  He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Temple University and a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Minnesota. He earned a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature at Gratz College, and studied at the Hebrew University and Hayim Greenberg College in Jerusalem. Prior to his position at the University of Connecticut, Professor Dashefsky taught at Temple University, Pennsylvania State University-Ogontz Campus, and the University of Minnesota. 

He recently completed editing (with I. Sheskin) Volume 109-112 of the American Jewish Year Book 2012 (Springer), which continues a publication of 108 volumes previously issued from 1899-2008; and co-authored Charitable Choices with B. Lazerwitz (Lexington Books), which focuses on the motivations for charitable giving. Other recent publications include Intermarriage and Jewish Journeys in the United States (coauthored with Z. Heller) and “Jewish Population in the United States, 2011” (with I. Sheskin), published in a new on-line series Current Jewish Population Reports, which he initiated and edited (with I. Sheskin) for the Berman Institute – North American Jewish Data Bank.  In addition to publishing many articles, he is the co-author or editor of several other books: Ethnic Identification Among American Jews (2nd edition published by UPA, 1993) is a book which focuses on Jewish continuity by examining the transmission of Jewish identity for two generations (originally published by Lexington Books, 1974, co-authored with H.M. Shapiro). Americans Abroad (co-authored with J. DeAmicis, B. Lazerwitz and E. Tabory) compares emigrants to Australia and Israel (originally published by Plenum Press, 1992, with a revised second edition and new introduction with Karen Woodrow-Lafield to be published by Springer). He also co-authored with B. Lazerwitz, J.A. Winter and E. Tabory Jewish ChoicesAmerican Jewish Denominationalism (published by SUNY Press, 1998). In addition, he is also the editor of several volumes: Ethnic Identity in Society (edited for Rand-McNally, 1976) and Contemporary Jewry, Volumes 7 and 8 (edited for the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry and published by Transaction Books, 1986 and 1987). 

Dr. Dashefsky has served as a consultant to the American Jewish Committee, Commission on Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Jewish Education Association of MetroWest, NJ, Rhode Island Department of Vocational Education Sex Equity Project, and United Jewish Appeal. He has been honored by being named a distinguished alumnus of Gratz College (Philadelphia) at its Centennial Convocation and elected to the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (New Haven) just prior to its Bicentennial. Professor Dashefsky is one of the founders of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), an international organization, and served as president as well as past editor of its journal, Contemporary Jewry. In 2012, he received the Berman Award for Service from ASSJ. He also completed two terms as Secretary-Treasurer and board member of the Association for Jewish Studies, an international organization. In addition, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, George Washington University, and Florida Atlantic University. A former Associate Head of the Sociology Department, he served as the founding Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, located in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, and currently is the Director of the Mandell L. Berman Institute – North American Jewish Data Bank, also housed at UConn (http://www.jewishdatabank.org). Finally, he serves as editor (with I. Sheskin) of the new series of the American Jewish Year Book.

Dr. Ira M. Sheskin, is the Director of the Jewish Demography Project of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami and, a Professor of Geography at the same institution.

Dr. Sheskin has completed 42 major Jewish community studies for Jewish Federations throughout the country. In the past six years, he has completed studies for West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Detroit, Las Vegas, Middlesex County (NJ), San Antonio, Allentown (PA), Portland, Maine, and New Haven (CT). He has completed multiple studies for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

He has also been a consultant to numerous synagogues, Jewish day schools, Jewish agencies and Jewish Community Centers throughout the country. In total, he has completed over 110 studies for over 80 synagogues, Jewish organizations and commercial entities.

Dr. Sheskin was a member of the National Technical Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federations of North America from 1988 to 2003. This committee completed both the 1990 and 2000-01 National Jewish Population Surveys. He also serves on the board of the North American Jewish Data Bank.

His publications include books entitled Survey Research for Geographers, How Jewish Communities Differ, and Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts. He is the Editor of the American Jewish Year Book and is the author of numerous articles on Jewish demography, including the annual article on Jewish demography which appears in the American Jewish Year Book. http://www.jewishdatabank.org.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title American Jewish Year Book 2013
  • Book Subtitle The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities
  • Editors Arnold Dashefsky
    Ira Sheskin
  • Series Title American Jewish Year Book
  • Series Abbreviated Title Amer. Jew. Y. B.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01658-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-01657-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34873-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-01658-0
  • Series ISSN 2213-9575
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-9583
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 872
  • Number of Illustrations 72 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Religious Studies, general
    Religion and Education
    Demography
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Reviews

For more than a century, the American Jewish Year Book has remained and continues to serve, even in the internet age, as the leading reference work on contemporary Jewish life. This year’s volume, with its special reports on Jewish education, the New York community and its updates on Jewish population statistics, Jewish institutions, and the major Jewish figures who passed in the year past, continues this splendid tradition.

Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, Department of History, American University and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

The 2013 volume of the American Jewish Year Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this important resource in all its former glory.

Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Having a current American Jewish Year Book on my shelf is like having a panel of experts on American Jewish life at the ready, prepared to give me thoughtful, accurate answers and observations on the key issues, trends and statistics that define our continental Jewish community today. Well into its second century, the American Jewish Year Book continues to be an essential resource for serious leaders, practitioners and students who seek to ground their work in solid research and up-to-date data.

Jacob Solomon, Greater Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO