American Jewish Year Book 2017

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira M. Sheskin

Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 117)

Table of contents

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

  3. Jewish Lists

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky, Sarah Markowitz
      Pages 381-669
    3. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 671-696
    4. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 697-763
    5. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky, Roberta Pakowitz, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 765-846

About this book


The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 117th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena”  and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.


US Jewry US Jewish Population World Jewish Population Pew Research Center: US Jewish Religious Landscape Intermarriage Canadian Jewish Population US Jewish Communal Affairs in the Domestic Arena US Jewish Affairs in the International Arena 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 SociologyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70662-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70663-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-8987
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9583
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