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American Jewish Year Book

American Jewish Year Book 2015

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

Editors: Dashefsky, Arnold, Sheskin, Ira M. (Eds.)

  • Discusses the structure, religious, political, and social challenges confronting the Jewish community 
  • Monitors the dynamics of change in the Jewish communities of North America 
  • Is a unique and valuable resource for Jewish community professionals 
  • Is almanac, directory, encyclopedia; all combined in one volume
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About this book

This Year Book, now in its 115th year, provides insight into major trends in the North American Jewish communities and is the Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities. The first two chapters of Part I examine Jewish immigrant groups to the US and Jewish life on campus. Chapters on “National Affairs” and “Jewish Communal Affairs” analyze the year’s events. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Centers, social service agencies, national organizations, overnight camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies Programs, books, articles websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.


For those interested in the North American Jewish community—scholars, service providers, volunteers—this volume undoubtedly provides the single best source of information on the structure, dynamics, and ongoing religious, political, and social challenges confronting the community. It should be on the bookshelf of everyone interested in monitoring the dynamics of change in the Jewish communities of North America.

Sidney Goldstein, Founder and Director, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University, and Alice Goldstein, Population Studies and Traini

ng Center, Brown University

The American Jewish Year Book is a unique and valuable resource for Jewish community professionals. It is part almanac, directory, encyclopedia and all together a volume to have within easy reach. It is the best, concise diary of trends, events, and personalities of interest for the past year. We should all welcome the Year Book’s publication as a sign of vitality for the Jewish community.

Brenda Gevertz, Executive Director, JPRO Network, the Jewish Professional Resource Organization

About the authors

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 43 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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Patterns of Adaptation Among Contemporary Jewish Immigrants to the US

    Gold, Steven J.

    Pages 3-43

  • Jewish Life on Campus: From Backwater to Battleground

    Koren, Annette (et al.)

    Pages 45-88

  • National Affairs

    Felson, Ethan (et al.)

    Pages 89-106

  • Jewish Communal Affairs: April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

    Grossman, Lawrence

    Pages 107-161

  • Jewish Population in the United States, 2015

    Sheskin, Ira (et al.)

    Pages 163-260

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24505-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24503-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Jewish Year Book 2015
Book Subtitle
The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities
Editors
  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira M. Sheskin
Series Title
American Jewish Year Book
Series Volume
115
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24505-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24505-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24503-4
Series ISSN
2213-9575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 897
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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