UJA Federation Population study

UJA Study: Jewish Population Soaring In North Manhattan, Slipping in Suffolk County

UJA-Federation study highlights New York’s growing and declining Jewish neighborhoods, and the sharp differences among them.

01/22/2013
Staff Writer

The Jewish population in the Washington Heights/Inwood communities on the northern tip of Manhattan has soared by 144 percent since 2002, while Suffolk County, with a 4 percent decrease in Jews during that time, is the only suburban county in the region to experience a Jewish population loss.

Children at the Y of Washington Heights & Inwood’s after-school program. Photo courtesy Y of Washington Heights & Inwood

N.Y. Jewry’s Stunning Diversity, And Why That’s Good

09/19/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Much has been written about the somewhat surprising results from the “Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011.” Probably the most noted developments were the explosive growth of the haredim, the sharp surge in poverty, and the increasing number of non-denominational Jews.

Left: Steven M. Cohen, Jack Ukeles and Ron Miller.

Leading Demographer Questioning N.Y. Population Survey

Orthodox overreported, non-Orthodox underreported, according to Brandeis’ Saxe.

07/24/2012
Editor and Publisher

In the first public criticism of the newly released “Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011,” a leading demographer is raising questions about the report’s methodology and data, as well as the validity of its findings.

Len Saxe: Survey’s Orthodox numbers inflated, he argues.

Higher Ed., Poverty And The Orthodox

07/17/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

The recent population survey conducted by the UJA-Federation of New York — “Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011” — contains some findings that have not been discussed extensively. One of these trends is the significant change in educational attainment since the last survey was compiled a decade ago.

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