UJA-Federation study highlights New York’s growing and declining Jewish neighborhoods, and the sharp differences among them.
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.
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.
Orthodox overreported, non-Orthodox underreported, according to Brandeis’ Saxe.
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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.
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.