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  • Michelle Obama’s cousin named as titular head of black Jewish community

    By JNi.media

    July 13, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    This article originally appeared on Jewish News International.

    Funnye Capers, first cousin of First Lady Michelle Obama, has been named as the “titular head of the worldwide community of black Jews.”

    Funnye (pronounced Fun-Nay) is the spiritual leader of the Beth Shalom Bnai...

  • Seattle’s Jewish population soared 70 percent since 2001

    February 3, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    A study found that Seattle’s Jewish population has increased by 70 percent since 2001.

    The newly released Greater Seattle Jewish Community Study, which was conducted by a research team from Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Jewish Studies, tallied the region’s Jewish...

  • Arabs to outnumber Jews in Israel, West Bank and Gaza in 2016

    December 30, 2014 | 9:16 am

    The number of Palestinians living in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza will equal the number of Jewish Israelis in 2016, according to Palestinian statistics.

    The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in a report summarizing 2014 determined that the projected number of...

  • The Life of a Jewish Communal Professional and LA Jewish Population Change

    By Pini Herman

    May 16, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Charles Mesnick was instrumental in the development of the Los Angeles Jewish community. He was among the newly trained social work professionals whose voice and training demanded accurate demographic information and directly resulted in Los Angeles’ Jewish Community Council...

  • More Jews in Los Angeles Than in Canada

    By Pini Herman

    May 9, 2013 | 6:53 pm

    Having partaken of the Jewish hospitality of our Neighbors to the North at a number of life cycle events in Toronto, I like to follow their numbers, but they are amazingly stable, not declining or rising very much.  The Canadians count their Jews. There is no separation of religion...

  • American Jewish Millennials Are Even A Smaller Jewish Minority

    By Pini Herman

    May 2, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    Millenials, born roughly between 1983 and 2000, that is approximately ages 14 to 30 are a large group, 41 percent of the US population, often called the baby-boom echo because the are the kids of the baby boomers.

    This is an important group because it’s this group that is current...

  • Israel’s 65th Demographics

    By Pini Herman

    April 22, 2013 | 4:00 pm

    A long-standing tradition every Israeli Independence Day is a press release by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics which is often bland or upbeat in honor of the holiday.  Israeli had an 8 million total population of which 6 million are Jews and 1.6 million are Arabs and since...

  • Israel and American Kosher Red Meat Supply Don’t Add Up

    By Pini Herman

    April 11, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    There may be a lot of kosher red meat missing in the Jewish world. Demographic methods based on a variety of published agricultural, census, trade and news sources, as well as conservative assumptions on rates of Jewish kosher red meat consumption in Israel and the U.S are helpful...

  • Israel May Be Main Topic In Next National Jewish Population Survey of the U.S.

    By Pini Herman

    March 14, 2013 | 11:26 am

    If the new planned national surveys of Jewish population confirm what has been clear to demographer Sergio DellaPergola and myself and some other demographers that Israel has overtaken the U.S. in the last decade in having the largest Jewish population in the world, this may be...

  • September 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 9, 2012 | 2:05 am


    Lessons for Israel from Captured Iraqi Nuclear Documents

    Documents revealing Saddam Hussein's true motives for acquiring nuclear weapons in the 1980s could be applicable to Iran today, writes Dore Gold in Algemeiner

    In the debate over Israel’s future borders in...

  • Survey of Cleveland Jewry finds stable population

    January 25, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A population study of the greater Cleveland area found that the Jewish population has remained relatively stable over the last 15 years.

    The 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study, the first comprehensive survey since 1996, found 80,800 Jews living in the greater Cleveland...

  • Jewish researchers dispute some Pew religion survey data

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    American Jews are adopting and discarding their Jewish identities with increasing rapidity in a country that is becoming less white and less Christian, according to a new study of religious affiliation in the United States.

    But just hours after the study's publication Monday, Jewish...

  • Jewish Population on Rise in South Bay

    By Julie Brown

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Thirteen years ago I called my cousin in the San Fernando Valley and announced to her that I was moving to the South Bay.

    "Why would you do that?" she said. "There are no Jews in the South Bay!"

    I don't know when that rumor might have held a modicum of truth, but it isn't the case...

  • Tough Job

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The faint of heart should not apply for this job: Needed, a sensitive but thick-skinned person who can get along with a combative mixture

    of Los Angeles' Jews, blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos, Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, students, retired people, lawyers, doctors, homeless and...

  • Chrismukkah Web site

    By Amy Klein

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    A menorah is topped with candy canes, a mini Christmas tree adorned with a Jewish star and a spinning dreidel pictures Frosty the Snowman on one side and the tree on another: These are just some of the "interfaith" pictures featured on the mugs on the gift section of the...

  • Market Chain Adds

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Sheryl Krok often drives from Irvine to Los Angeles on business for her cleaning products line. But before the South African immigrant returns home, Krok makes a kosher pit stop, buying a month's supply of chicken to feed her carnivorous family of five.

    "Because, hello! Irvine...

  • Jews Must Draw in Interfaith Families

    By Edmund Case

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    According to the released portions of the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), 1.5 million non-Jews live with Jews. Who are they? How do they relate to the Jewish community? How should the community respond to them?

    Against the backdrop of a Jewish population that...

  • Jews Stick to Their Turf

    By Joel Kotkin

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Philosopher Martin Buber once wrote that Jews had a "vocation of uniqueness."

    However much Jews may differ around the world, for most of their history, and in most places, they have always been somewhat apart from others in their attitudes, how they live and cope with changing...

  • Population Study Poses New Challenges

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    America's Jewish population declined by 5 percent during the past 10 years, according to a new survey, a trend that is likely to continue given the community's aging population and low birth rates.

    The number of Jews now stands at 5.2 million, down from 5.5 million in 1990, even as...

  • Safety in Numbers

    By Rob Eshman

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The immediate effect of a new, painstaking, multiyear, $6 million population survey of American Jewry has been to convince Jewish professionals that whatever they've been doing is the best thing for American Jewry.

    The National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS), just...

  • Power of the Past

    By Jane Ulman

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My son Zack, 17, is celebrating Shabbat dinner tonight at the Bohema Restaurant in Krakow, Poland.

    In fact, not only is he celebrating Shabbat, but he and his group -- 15 students from Milken Community High School in Los Angeles and 140 students from Tichon Chadash High School in...

  • Centennial Celebration

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Before there was Vista Del Mar Child Care, the Jewish Home for the Aging, or the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles -- there was B'nai B'rith International. And what the aforementioned institutions have in common with the world's largest Jewish organization is that they...