© 2018

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

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 or editor of ten 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 current 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 close to 50 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 2017
  • Book Subtitle The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities
  • Editors Arnold Dashefsky
    Ira M. Sheskin
  • Series Title American Jewish Year Book
  • Series Abbreviated Title Amer. Jew. Y. B.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70662-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88976-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70663-4
  • Series ISSN 0065-8987
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-9583
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 846
  • Number of Illustrations 52 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Religion
    Human Geography
  • Buy this book on publisher's site