By Arnold Dashefsky,Ira M. Sheskin
The American Jewish 12 months Book, now in its 116th 12 months, is the yearly list of the North American Jewish groups and gives perception into their significant traits. half I provides a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yank Orthodox Jews.” Part II starts with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish Family." bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the foreign area (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which specializes in US–Israel relatives. Chapters 15-17 research the demography and geography of the U.S., Canadian, and global Jewish populations. partly III, bankruptcy 18 offers lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, group facilities, social provider firms, nationwide corporations, synagogues, Hillels, day colleges, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. within the ultimate chapters, bankruptcy 19 provides nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; bankruptcy 20 presents educational assets, together with Jewish reports courses, books, articles, web pages, and learn libraries; and bankruptcy 21 provides lists of significant occasions long ago yr, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.
An worthy checklist of Jewish lifestyles, the American Jewish 12 months Book illuminates modern matters with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a complicated and ever-changing world.
Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of background and Judaic stories, and Director Emerita of the Frankel middle for Judaic experiences, collage of Michigan
A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish yr Book will stand because the authoritative list of Jewish existence for the reason that 1900. For someone attracted to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, spiritual, and cultural developments from an target but passionately Jewish point of view, there easily is not any substitute.
Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish 12 months booklet Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
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