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American Jewish Year Book

American Jewish Year Book 2018

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities Since 1899

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

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  • Serves as the annual record of the North American Jewish community
  • Provides insight into major trends
  • Analyzes both domestic and international events as they affect communal and political affairs
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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 118th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first two chapters of Part I include a special forum on "Contemporary American Jewry: Grounds for Optimism or Pessimism?" with assessments from more than 20 experts in the field. The third chapter examines antisemitism in Contemporary America. 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. 

 

Today, as it has for over a century, the American Jewish Year Book remains the single most useful source of information and analysis on Jewish demography, social and political trends, culture, and religion. For anyone interested in Jewish life, it is simply indispensable.

David Harris, CEO, American Jewish Committee (AJC), Edward and Sandra Meyer Office of the CEO

 

The American Jewish Year Book stands as an unparalleled resource for scholars, policy makers, Jewish community professionals and thought leaders. This authoritative and comprehensive compendium of facts and figures, trends and key issues, observations and essays, is the essential guide to contemporary American Jewish life in all its dynamic multi-dimensionality.

Christine Hayes, President, Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)and Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University

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 thirteen books, including Americans AbroadCharitable ChoicesEthnic 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 of geography at the same institution. He has completed more than 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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The Quality of American Jewish Life

    Pages 3-49

    Cohen, Steven M. (et al.)

  • Forum on Contemporary American Jewry: Grounds for Optimism or Pessimism?

    Pages 51-111

    Dashefsky, Arnold (et al.)

  • Antisemitism in Contemporary America

    Pages 113-161

    Smith, Tom W. (et al.)

  • American Jews and the Domestic Arena (April 2017 – July 2018): Politics, Religion, Israel, and Antisemitism

    Pages 163-214

    Windmueller, Steven

  • American Jews and the International Arena (April 2017 – July 2018): The Gap Between American and Israeli Jews Widens as the Gap Between Governments Narrows

    Pages 215-249

    Bard, Mitchell

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03907-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03906-6
  • 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 2018
Book Subtitle
The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities Since 1899
Editors
  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira Sheskin
Series Title
American Jewish Year Book
Series Volume
118
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03907-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03907-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03906-6
Series ISSN
0065-8987
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 937
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
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