American Jewish Year Book 2016

The Annual Record of North American Jewish Communities

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira M. Sheskin

Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Forum on the Pew Survey, A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews: A Further Analysis of the 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews

  3. Review Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Harriet Hartman
      Pages 79-126
    3. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 153-239
    4. Charles Shahar
      Pages 241-251
    5. Sergio DellaPergola
      Pages 253-332
  4. Jewish Lists

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 335-644
    3. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 645-671
    4. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 673-747
    5. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 749-824

About this book


The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews. Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines “American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which focuses on US–Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world.

Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute.

Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)


US Jewry US Jewish Population World Jewish Population Orthodox Jews Jewish Family Canadian Jewish Population Domestic Jewish Communal Affairs International Jewish Affairs Academic Jewish Sources Major events, honorees, and obituaries in North American Jewry

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46121-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46122-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-9575
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9583
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