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American Jewish Year Book 2014

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira Sheskin

Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 114)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Forum on the Pew Survey, A Portrait of Jewish Americans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pew Research Center
      Pages 9-22
    3. Sarah Bunin Benor
      Pages 23-26
    4. Steven M. Cohen
      Pages 27-31
    5. Harriet Hartman
      Pages 41-45
    6. Samuel Heilman
      Pages 47-49
    7. Ari Y. Kelman
      Pages 57-59
    8. Leonard Saxe, Theodore Sasson, Janet Krasner Aronson
      Pages 71-81
    9. Alan Cooperman, Gregory A. Smith
      Pages 83-87
  3. Review Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sylvia Barack Fishman
      Pages 91-131
    3. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 215-283

About this book


This book, in its 114th year, provides insight into major trends in the North American Jewish communities, examining the recently completed Pew Report (A Portrait of Jewish Americans), gender in American Jewish life, national and Jewish communal affairs, and the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations.  It also acts as an important resource with an atlas of Jewish communities, 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.

If you have enough budget for one book depicting American Jewish Life, order the American Jewish Year Book.  This is the “go to” reference book for anyone who wishes to explore and understand more about life in the American Jewish community today.
Rela Mintz Geffen, President Emerita, Baltimore Hebrew University; Professor Emerita of Sociology, Gratz College

The American Jewish Year Book is an essential resource for anyone who works professionally or as a volunteer in the North American Jewish community today.  It provides important and accessible articles about the latest developments in the Jewish community.  The Year Book’s successful re-emergence under Dashefsky and Sheskin is great news all around!
Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Senior Director, Research and Analysis, The Jewish Federations of North America    

The new American Jewish Year Book is both the “volume of record” for the American Jewish community and an essential resource for everyone engaged in Jewish communal life.  Its review articles are dependably authoritative, and its lists and bibliographies come in handy throughout the year.  Impossible to live without it! Jonathan D. Sarna, President, Association for Jewish Studies; Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 1
  • Ira Sheskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Sociology and Judaic StudiesUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic StudiesUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

About the editors

Arnold Dashefsky, Ph.D. 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 is the co-author, editor or co-editor of nine books, including Americans Abroad, Charitable Choices, Ethnic Identification Among American Jews, among others, as well as numerous scholarly articles. A former Associate Head of the Sociology Department, he was 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 is the Director Emeritus and Senior Academic Consultant of the Berman Jewish DataBank.

Ira M. Sheskin, Ph.D. 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 Professor and Chair of Geography at the same institution. He has completed 43 major Jewish community studies for Jewish Federations throughout the country and was a member of the National Technical Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federations of North America from 1988 to 2003 which completed both the 1990 and 2000-01 National Jewish Population Surveys. 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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title American Jewish Year Book 2014
  • 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
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-09622-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36275-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-09623-0
  • Series ISSN 2213-9575
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-9583
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 923
  • Number of Illustrations 58 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Religion
    Human Geography
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