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Sweeping Changes To Jewry Seen In N.Y. Population Survey

Orthodox births fuel population jump as numbers of poor rise; Reform, Conservative decrease. Where is the center?

Staff Writer

Older, poorer, more Orthodox and more balkanized.

The findings of the first population survey of New York Jewry in a decade, confirming trends revealed years ago, show dramatic changes in a community that has grown larger, but significantly more polarized.

Orthodox Jews now make up nearly one-third of the community, and 64 percent of its children. GETTY IMAGES
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