Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Community Board of Akron Launch 2022 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study

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Study will inform long-term community planning over the next decade

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Jewish Community Board of Akron, in coordination with the research team of NORC at the University of Chicago and the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, will launch a study of the area’s Jewish population this month. This study’s findings will be used to inform the long-term planning for the Jewish communities throughout the region over the next decade and beyond – from addressing mental health issues to confronting antisemitism, and much more.

“Every 10 years or so, the Federation conducts an independent examination of the local Jewish community to gain additional insight into the underlying factors that are effecting how people live Jewishly today and influence future needs,” said Kim Pesses, chair of the Federation’s Population Study Committee. “The population study provides us with invaluable data on the composition, trends, and potential needs across our diverse community.”

Researchers will collect and analyze information collected from approximately 1,500 survey interviews. The study is expected to be released in January 2023.

For more information, contact Ellen Miller at emiller@jewishcleveland.org or Matt Boxer at mboxer@brandeis.edu.

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