American Jewish Year Book 2015

The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Ira M. Sheskin

Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 115)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Review Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Annette Koren, Leonard Saxe, Eric Fleisch
      Pages 45-88
    3. Ethan Felson, Mark Silk
      Pages 89-106
    4. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 163-260
    5. Charles Shahar
      Pages 261-271
    6. Sergio DellaPergola
      Pages 273-364
  3. Jewish Lists

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 367-723
    3. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky
      Pages 725-749
    4. Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 751-834
    5. Ira Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 835-897

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 Tra

ining 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


American Jewish Academic Resources American Jewish Campus Life American Jewish Communal Affairs American Jewish Institutions American Jewish National Affairs American Jewish Press Canadian Jewish Population Major Events In American Jewry Recent American Jewish Immigrants US Jewish Population World Jewish Population

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 1
  • Ira M. Sheskin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.University of MiamiCooper CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24503-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24505-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-9575
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9583
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