Community Briefing: 2018 Jewish Population Study

November 28, 2018 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

1. Entire Study

2018 Main Report Volume I (321KB/PDF)
2018 Main Report Volume II (324KB/PDF)

2. Summary Report

2018 Summary Report (322KB/PDF)

3. Charts

Over 1,000 charts have been created by Dr. Ira Sheskin, Director of the Jewish Demography Project of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, who conducted the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study and the previous comprehensive study in 2005. There are two categories of charts:

  • The first category helps illustrate the wealth of data that can be found in corresponding chapters in the Main Report Volumes I and II.
  • The second category is presentations that were created for specific community groups and while also presenting general findings, there is a focus on information that is of value to these groups.

The Detroit Jewish Population Study covered the tri-county area: Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties. The term “Detroit” includes all these counties.

3a. Charts by Topic

Detroit Geographic Profile

An overview of the size, current location, length of residence and moving plans of Detroit’s Jewish Community [Download PDF]

Detroit Demographic Profile

An overview of the age, household size, education and income levels of Detroit’s Jewish Community
[Download PDF]

Detroit Religious Profile

An overview of current religious identification, practice and types of marriage [Download PDF]

Detroit Membership Profile

An overview of synagogue, Jewish Community Center and other Jewish organization memberships [Download PDF]

Detroit Adult Jewish Education

An overview of formal and informal Jewish education of adults both when they were children and as adults [Download PDF]

Detroit Children’s Jewish Education

An overview of formal and informal Jewish education of Jewish children (preschool, supplemental school, day school, Jewish camping and youth groups) [Download PDF]

Detroit Jewish Agencies

An overview of familiarity and perceptions of various Jewish social service and other communal agencies and day schools [Download PDF]

Detroit Social Service Needs

An overview of the types of social welfare and health services that Jewish Detroiters and their caregivers need/prefer [Download PDF]

Detroit Views on Israel, Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Media

An overview of households who visited Israel, feelings about Israel, experiences/perceptions of Anti-Semitism and the use and perception of the Jewish media [Download PDF]

Detroit Philanthropic Behavior Profile

An overview of patterns of charitable giving among Jewish Detroiters [Download PDF]

Detroit Philanthropic Attitude Profile

An overview of motivations for charitable giving among Jewish Detroiters [Download PDF]

Detroit Political Profile

An overview of political party preferences of Jewish Detroiters [Download PDF]

3b. Presentations to Various Community Groups

Presentation to the Population Study Oversight Committee

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Federation Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Population Study Funders

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Federation Philanthropic Advancement Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on philanthropic behaviors and attitudes [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Federation Marketing and JCRC/AJC Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on Jewish media, Israel attitudes, Anti-Semitism perceptions/experiences and political preferences [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Federation NEXTGen Board and Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on young adults and college age students [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Federation and United Jewish Foundation Executive Committees

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study [Download PDF]

Presentation to Rabbis, Tamarack Staff, Day School Educators, Youth Group Leaders, Congregational School Educators and JCC Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on formal and informal Jewish education experiences and the correlation of Jewish educational experiences with other Jewish behaviors [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Staff and Lay Leadership of Social Service and other Communal Agencies

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on social welfare and other needs of Jewish Detroiters and the Jewish agencies that serve them [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Jewish Community Center Lay Leadership and Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on utilization of and attitudes towards the Jewish Community Center [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Detroit Jewish News Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on the utilization of and attitudes towards the Jewish media [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Congregational School Directors

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on participation of adults in the past and current participation of children in congregational school education [ Download PDF]

Presentation to the Michigan Board of Rabbis

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on synagogue membership, types of marriage, Jewish practices and participation of adults in the past and current participation of children in congregational school education [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Jewish Women’s Foundation and Women’s Philanthropy

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on women and philanthropy [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Campus Hillels Staff

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on college students, their participation in Hillel while in university and the correlation with other Jewish behaviors [Download PDF]

Presentation to the BBYO Staff and Lay Leadership

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on participation of adults in the past and teens currently in Jewish youth groups and the correlation with other Jewish behaviors [Download PDF]

Presentation to the Combined Federation and United Jewish Foundation Boards

A general overview of the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with a focus on the 12 Major Findings [Download PDF]

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