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American Jewish Year Book 2012

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira Sheskin
  • Continuation of a century-old reference work

  • Unique sources of US and World Jewish populations?

  • Inlcudes review articles written by prominent academicians


Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 109-112)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barry A. Kosmin, Ariela Keysar
      Pages 3-54
    3. Morton Weinfeld, Randal F. Schnoor, David S. Koffman
      Pages 55-90
    4. Ethan Felson
      Pages 91-112
    5. Lawrence Grossman
      Pages 113-142
    6. Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 143-211
    7. Sergio DellaPergola
      Pages 213-283
  3. Jewish Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 287-314
    3. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 315-344
    4. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 345-414
    5. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 415-416
    6. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 417-440
    7. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 441-464
    8. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 465-482
  4. Jewish Press

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
    2. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 485-490
    3. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin
      Pages 491-505
  5. Academic Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507

About this book


The 2012 American Jewish Year Book, “The Annual Record of American Jewish Civilization,” contains major chapters on Jewish secularism (Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar), Canadian Jewry (Morton Weinfeld, Randal F. Schnoor, and David S. Koffman), national affairs (Ethan Felson), Jewish communal affairs (Lawrence Grossman), Jewish population in the United States (Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky), and World Jewish population (Sergio DellaPergola). These chapters provide insight into major trends in the North American and world Jewish community. The volume also acts as a resource for the American Jewish community and for academics studying that community by supplying obituaries and lists of Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Centers, national Jewish organizations, Jewish overnight camps, Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, local and national Jewish periodicals, Jewish honorees, major recent events in the American Jewish community, and academic journals, articles, websites, and books. The volume should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers, the press, and others interested in American and Canadian Jews.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 1
  • Ira Sheskin
    • 2
  1. 1.StorrsUSA
  2. 2., Geography and Regional StudiesUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title American Jewish Year Book 2012
  • Editors Arnold Dashefsky
    Ira Sheskin
  • Series Title American Jewish Year Book
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-5203-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9664-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-5204-7
  • Series ISSN 2213-9575
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-9583
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 606
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Cultural Heritage
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


For many years, the American Jewish Yearbook has served as a resource for information on American Jews.  Leaders in the Federation movement, JCCs and many other organizations have turned to the Year Book for facts and figures about American Jewish Life. Having access to the Year Book on-line will make this resource available to thousands of leaders and individuals at a moment’s notice. This is quite clearly a much needed resource to our communities.
Samuel H. Asher, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

For over a century, the venerable, authoritative and information-rich American Jewish Year Book has served as a critical resource to researchers, policy-makers and thought leaders in and around Jewish life in the United States. As a web-based publication, it will now reach the thousands of people and institutions who need reliable and comprehensive information on American Jews, presented in a clear and accessible fashion. In short, in the 20th century, the AJYB served as a vital resource for thinking and writing about American Jewry. In the 21st century, the online edition promises to continue to eminently fulfill that function and vastly extend its readership.
Steven M. Cohen, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner ( )

This new improved version of the American Jewish Year Book continues in its century-long tradition of providing thought-provoking, insightful essays on the state of American Jewish life as well as invaluable information to researchers, policy-makers, and all those interested in the American Jewish community. Its accessibility is both widened and eased in this online version. Its editors deserve a long round of applause for revitalizing an essential resource about American Jewry.
 Harriet Hartman, President, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Professor of Sociology, Rowan University