Saturday, January 19, 2013

Reversing Past Trend, New York’s Jewish Population Rises

Reversing Past Trend, New York’s Jewish Population Rises - NYTimes.com
(excerpt)
The Jewish population in the New York area grew by 9 percent over the last decade, reversing a longstanding trend of decline, the study found. But the growth did not affect all Jewish neighborhoods equally. Two-thirds of the rise was propelled by two deeply Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with high birthrates — Williamsburg and Borough Park. Some of the city’s more affluent areas, like Brownstone Brooklyn and the Upper East Side, saw declines in their Jewish population, according to the study. Here is the complete study by the UJA Federation.
The Jewish Community Study of New York 2011