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Title American Jewish year book 2016 : the annual record of North American Jewish communities / Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin, editors
Published Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (828 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series American Jewish Year Book ; v. 116
American Jewish year book ; v. 116
Contents The Publication of This Volume Was Made Possible by the Generous Support of; Academic Advisory Committee; Sidney and Alice Goldstein, Honorary Chairs; Preface; Reference; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Part I: Forum on the Pew Survey, A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews: A Further Analysis of the 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews; Chapter 1: Orthodox Judaism in the US: Retrospect and Prospect; 1.1 Highlights of the Report; 1.2 Commentaries on the Report; 1.3 Implications of the Findings Within the Context of American Jewish Denominations:; References
13.4 Divorce13.5 Jewishness and Family Patterns; 13.6 Socio-economic Status; 13.7 Intermarriage; 13.8 Multiracial and Multicultural Diversity; 13.9 Same-Sex Couples and Parents; 13.10 Grandparenting; 13.11 Families and Health; Disabilities; 13.12 Immigration; 13.13 Geographical Variation; Denominational Profiles; 13.14 Discussion; Point 1: Family and Jewish Continuity; Point 2: Jewish Engagement and Families; Point 3: Inclusive Services; Research Needed; Appendix: Data Sources; Pew 2013; Decade 2000; ORANJ BOWL; References
Chapter 2: A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews: A Further Analysis of the 2013 Survey of US Jews2.1 A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews; 2.2 How Were Today's Orthodox Jewish Adults Raised?; 2.3 Family Structure and Age; 2.4 Child Rearing; 2.5 Childhood Involvement in Jewish Activities; 2.6 Socioeconomic Status; 2.7 Geographic Distribution; 2.8 Jewish Friendship Networks; 2.9 Sense of Belonging and Importance of Religion; 2.10 Beliefs and Practices; 2.11 Connection with and Attitudes Toward Israel; 2.12 Social and Political Attitudes; 2.13 About This Report
Chapter 3: The Looming Orthodox Ascendancy: Policy Implications3.1 The Haredim; 3.2 The Modern Orthodox; 3.3 Open Orthodoxy; References; Chapter 4: The Orthodox Paradox: Numbers, Confidence, and Anxiety; References; Chapter 5: Jews: The Ever Dying, Ever Renewing, People; 5.1 Historical Background; 5.2 The Pew Report; 5.3 Supplementary Report on the Orthodox; References; Chapter 6: Pew's "Statistical Narrative" of Orthodox Separateness: Limitations and Alternatives; References; Chapter 7: Don't Underestimate the Hybridity of America's Orthodox Jews; References
Chapter 8: What I Learned from the Pew Report on Orthodox Jews in AmericaReference; Chapter 9: Re-imaging/Imagining Pew's Portrait of Orthodoxy; References; Chapter 10: Missing from the Pew Report: Attention to Gender; References; Chapter 11: Insights and Questions from the Pew Report on America's Orthodox Jews; References; Chapter 12: Response: Pew Research Center; Part II: Review Articles; Chapter 13: The Jewish Family; 13.1 Contours of Jewish Families; 13.2 Marriage; Marital Status; Finding Marriage Partners; Cohabitation; 13.3 Children; Fertility; Adoption; Single Parents
Summary The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, "A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews." Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines "American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 -- April 15, 2016), which focuses on US--Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world. Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute. Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 21, 2017)
Subject Jews -- Canada -- Periodicals.
Jews -- United States -- Periodicals.
Genre/Form Periodicals.
Form Electronic book
Author Dashefsky, Arnold, editor
Sheskin, Ira M., 1950- editor
ISBN 3319461222 (electronic bk.)
9783319461229 (electronic bk.)