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.
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

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.
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

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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