Contemporary Jewry

, 15:26 | Cite as

Jewish identity in the sunbelt: the jewish population of orlando, florida

  • Ira M. Sheskin


This paper presents important results from a population survey of Orlando and compares its geographic, demographic, religious and philanthropic profile with the results of other Florida communities and with those of NJPS. Orlando appears to mirror the national picture relatively well, but is very different from the other Florida communities. In part, the differences from the other Florida communities are attributable to the fact that the population of Orlando is significantly younger.


Jewish Community Jewish Population Jewish Identity Random Digit Dialing Contemporary JEWRY 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Chenkin, Al. 1971. “UJA Demographic Kit.” New York: Council of Jewish Federations, mimeo.Google Scholar
  2. Kosmin, Barry A., Sidney Goldstein, Joseph Waksberg, Nava Lerer, Ariella Keysar and Jeffrey Scheckner. 1991.Highlights of the CJF 1990 National Jewish Population Survey. New York: Council of Jewish Federations).Google Scholar
  3. Lazerwitz, Bernard. 1986. “Some Comments on the use of Distinctive Jewish Names in Surveys.”Contemporary Jewry 7: 83–91.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Massarik, Fred. 1966. “New Approaches to the Study of the American Jew.”Jewish Journal of Sociology 8: 175–191.Google Scholar
  5. Sher, Karen Wolchuck. 1993.The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando Committee on Services to the Elderly Program Selection Project. Orlando: Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.Google Scholar
  6. Sheskin, Ira M. 1982.Population Study of the Greater Miami Jewish Community. Miami: Greater Miami Jewish Federation.Google Scholar
  7. Sheskin, Ira M. 1985. “The Migration of Jews to Sunbelt Cities.” Sunbelt Conference, Miami.Google Scholar
  8. Sheskin, Ira M. 1987.The Population Study of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Palm Beach: Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.Google Scholar
  9. Sheskin, Ira M. 1992.Population Study of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community. Sarasota: The Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation.Google Scholar
  10. Sheskin, Ira M. 1993a.The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando Community Study. Orlando: The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.Google Scholar
  11. Sheskin, Ira M. 1993b. “Jewish Ethnic Homelands in the United States.”Journal of Cultural Geography 13: 119–132.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Sheskin, Ira M. Formcoming. Jewish Geography. Albany: State University of New York Press.Google Scholar
  13. Tobin, Gary A. and Ira M. Sheskin. 1991.The Jewish Federation of South Broward Community Study. Hollywood, FL: The Jewish Federation of South Broward.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ira M. Sheskin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MiamiUSA

Personalised recommendations