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  • LAHSA volunteers report low homelessness rate in San Fernando Valley

    February 3, 2016 | 2:38 pm

    Tally sheets in hand and layered up against the weather — though they were instructed not to leave their vehicles — volunteers took to their cars and spread out into the night to seek out the homeless around Encino as part of the 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count on Jan. 27. ...

  • Census puts U.S. population at 320.09 million, up 0.7 percent from year-ago

    December 30, 2014 | 11:05 am

    The U.S. population is seen at 320.09 million people as of Jan. 1, up 0.73 percent from a year earlier, the Census Bureau said on Monday.

    The Census Bureau said in a statement that the figure represents an increase of about 11.35 million people, or 3.67 percent, since the last...

  • Making an Orthodox sense of an unorthodox census

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    October 4, 2013 | 10:23 am

    The Pew survey, reported last week in major news outlets, inadvertently mischaracterizes Orthodox demographic trends quite dramatically and necessarily undercounts us significantly, for the same reason that other random-digit-dialing and surveying techniques do.  I previously have...

  • A dialogue on Jewish life in America today

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 25, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Following the publication of the New York Jewish Population Study, Shmuel Rosner interviewed Steven M. Cohen, research professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. So, how many...

  • Who knows who L.A.'s Jews are?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 25, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Susan Goldberg, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, grew up in nearby Echo Park.

    “There were no Jewish families around when I was growing up,” Goldberg, 38, said. Now that these neighborhoods are being gentrified, and a young, creative crowd is moving...

  • Two studies put U.S. Jewish census at up to 6.6 million

    January 17, 2012 | 10:51 am

    More than 6 million Jews are living in the United States, according to two independent studies.

    The two studies, using completely different methodology, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million U.S. Jews, or about 1.8 percent of the population, the Forward reported.