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American Jewish Year Book 2012

by Dashefsky, Arnold.
Authors: Sheskin, Ira.%editor. | SpringerLink (Online service) Series: American Jewish Year Book, 2213-9575 ; . 109-112 Physical details: XIII, 605 p. 18 illus. online resource. ISBN: 9400752040 Subject(s): Social sciences. | Humanities. | Migration. | Demography. | Social Sciences. | Migration. | Demography. | Cultural Heritage.
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Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Contributors -- PART I. REVIEW ARTICLES -- American Jewish Secularism: Jewish Life Beyond the Synagogues, B. Kosmin and A. Keysar -- Overview of Canadian Jewry, R. Schnoor, M. Weinfeld, and D.S. Koffman -- National Affairs, E. Felson -- Jewish Communal Affairs, L. Grossman -- Jewish Population in the United States, 2012, I.M. Sheskin, A. Dashefsky -- World Jewish Population, S. DellaPergola -- PART II. JEWISH INSTITUTIONS.-  Jewish Federations -- Jewish Community Centers -- National Jewish Organizations -- Synagogues, College Hillels, and Jewish Day Schools -- Jewish Overnight Camps -- Jewish Museums -- Holocaust Museums, Memorials, and Monuments -- PART III. JEWISH PRESS -- National Jewish Periodicals Local Jewish Periodicals -- PART VI. ACADEMIC RESOURCES -- Jewish Studies Programs -- Major Books on the North American Jewish Community -- Academic Journals Covering the North American Jewish Community -- Scholarly Articles on the Study of the North American Jewish Community -- Websites for North American Jewish Community Research -- PART V. MAJOR EVENTS, HONOREES, AND OBITUARIES -- Major Events in the North American Jewish Community, October 2010 to June 2012 -- Persons Honored by the Jewish and General Community, 2011 to 2012 Obituaries, 2011 to June 2012 -- Index.

The 2012 American Jewish Year Book, “The Annual Record of American Jewish Civilization,” contains major chapters on Jewish secularism (Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar), Canadian Jewry (Morton Weinfeld, Randal F. Schnoor, and David S. Koffman), national affairs (Ethan Felson), Jewish communal affairs (Lawrence Grossman), Jewish population in the United States (Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky), and World Jewish population (Sergio DellaPergola). These chapters provide insight into major trends in the North American and world Jewish community. The volume also acts as a resource for the American Jewish community and for academics studying that community by supplying obituaries and lists of Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Centers, national Jewish organizations, Jewish overnight camps, Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, local and national Jewish periodicals, Jewish honorees, major recent events in the American Jewish community, and academic journals, articles, websites, and books. The volume should prove useful to social scientists and historians of the American Jewish community, Jewish communal workers, the press, and others interested in American and Canadian Jews.

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