American Jewish Year Book 2016: The Annual Record of North by Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin

By Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin

The American Jewish 12 months Book, now in its 116th 12 months, is the yearly checklist of the North American Jewish groups and gives perception into their significant tendencies. half I offers a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yank Orthodox Jews. Part II starts off with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish Family." bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the overseas enviornment (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which makes a speciality of US–Israel kin. Chapters 15-17 examine the demography and geography of the U.S., Canadian, and global Jewish populations. partially III, bankruptcy 18 presents lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, group facilities, social carrier enterprises, nationwide agencies, synagogues, Hillels, day colleges, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. within the ultimate chapters, bankruptcy 19 offers nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; bankruptcy 20 offers educational assets, together with Jewish stories courses, books, articles, web pages, and examine libraries; and bankruptcy 21 provides lists of significant occasions some time past 12 months, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

An useful list of Jewish existence, the American Jewish 12 months Book illuminates modern concerns with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a advanced and ever-changing world.

Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of historical past and Judaic reports, and Director Emerita of the Frankel heart for Judaic experiences, collage of Michigan

A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish 12 months Book will stand because the authoritative list of Jewish lifestyles due to the fact 1900. For somebody drawn to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, spiritual, and cultural tendencies from an goal but passionately Jewish standpoint, there easily is not any substitute.

Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish yr publication Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)

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