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American Jewish Year Book

American Jewish Year Book 2017

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

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

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  • 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
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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.

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 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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Jewish Place in America’s Religious Landscape

    Pages 3-30

    Cooperman, Alan (et al.)

  • Intermarriage in the Twenty-First Century: New Perspectives

    Pages 31-119

    Phillips, Bruce A.

  • American Jews and the Domestic Arena: The Iran Deal and the Election of Donald Trump (April 2015 – November 2016)

    Pages 121-153

    Dalin, Miriam Sanua

  • American Jews and the International Arena (April 2016 – April 2017): US–Israel Relations and Obama’s Mixed Legacy Followed by the Uncertainty of Trump

    Pages 155-177

    Bard, Mitchell

  • United States Jewish Population, 2017

    Pages 179-284

    Sheskin, Ira M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

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 Volume
117
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70663-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70663-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70662-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88976-4
Series ISSN
0065-8987
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 846
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations
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