By Barry A. Kosmin, Ariela Keysar (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)
The 2012 American Jewish yr Book, “The Annual checklist of yank Jewish Civilization,” comprises significant chapters on Jewish secularism (Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar), Canadian Jewry (Morton Weinfeld, David Koffman, and Randal Schnoor), nationwide affairs (Ethan Felson), Jewish communal affairs (Lawrence Grossman), Jewish inhabitants within the usa (Ira Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky), and international Jewish inhabitants (Sergio DellaPergola). those chapters offer perception into significant developments within the North American and global Jewish group. the amount additionally acts as a source for the yankee Jewish neighborhood and for teachers learning that group by means of providing obituaries and lists of Jewish Federations, Jewish neighborhood facilities, nationwide Jewish agencies, Jewish in a single day camps, Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, neighborhood and nationwide Jewish periodicals, Jewish honorees, significant contemporary occasions within the American Jewish group, and educational journals, articles, web content, and books. the amount may still turn out important to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish group, Jewish communal staff, the clicking, and others drawn to American and Canadian Jews.
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