American Jewish Year Book 2015: The Annual Record Of The North American Jewish Communities

March 30, 2018|
American Jewish Year Book 2015: The Annual Record Of The North American Jewish Communities by Arnold Dashefsky
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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 Bookis 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

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, includingAmericans Abroad,Charitable Choices,Ethnic Identification Among American Jews,...
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Title:American Jewish Year Book 2015: The Annual Record Of The North American Jewish Communities
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:897 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:897 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:March 30, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319796376

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