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American Jewish Year Book 2017

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities - 0 - 4747606

Buch von Arnold Dashefsky und Ira M. Sheskin

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Dashefsky, Arnold
Sheskin, Ira M.
Springer-Verlag GmbH
Springer International Publishing
23 schwarz-weiße und 9 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie
American Jewish Year Book (Nr. 117)
1449 gr
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.
Continuation of a reference work spanning three different centuries, from 1899 to the present
Unique published sources for estimates of US, Canadian, and World Jewish population sources
Access to major review articles written by prominent academicians and practitioners. For example, the Year Book is cited in the Statistical Abstract of the United States and the World Almanac and the Book of Facts
Information zum Autor
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.
Chapter 1. The Jewish Place in America's Religious Landscape (Alan Cooperman).- Chapter 2. Intermarriage Chapter 3. American Jews and the Domestic Arena (Miriam Sanua Dalin).- Chapter 4. American Jews and the International Arena (April 2016 - April 2017): US-Israel Relations and Obama's Mixed Legacy Followed by the Uncertainty of Trump (Mitchell Bard).- Chapter 5. United States Jewish Population, 2017 (Ira M. Sheskin).- Chapter 6. Canadian Jewish Population, 2017 (Charles Shahar).- Chapter 7. World Jewish Population, 2017 (Sergio DellaPergola).- Chapter 8. Jewish Institutions.- Chapter 9. Jewish Press.- Chapter 10. Academic Resources.- Chapter 11. Transitions.