Jewish demography

Russian Census to Find Large Jewish Drop, Expert Predicts

10/24/2010 - 20:00

MOSCOW (JTA) -- The Russian census under way will show a Jewish decline of as much as 25 percent, a specialist on Russian Jewish demography predicts.

The estimate by Mark Kupovetsky, director of biblical and Judaic studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities, for the 2010 census is based on the stable decline of the Jewish population in Russia over the past years, as death rates rise and birthrates fall.

Washington Heights Jews Caught In A Growth Bind

As the affordable neighborhood increasingly attracts young families, can it be more than a stepping stone to the suburbs?
08/10/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Young couples and families are flooding into Washington Heights, drawn by affordable rents, convenient commutes and a vibrant Jewish community. And they are changing the look and feel of what used to be referred to as Frankfurt on the Hudson for its concentration of German Jews.

The question on people’s lips these days is, will those young families stay in the Heights, putting down roots there, or will they move on?

Every summer sees a Jewish “outflux” from Washington Heights, says Anat Coleman, who works at the neighborhood's JCC.
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