By Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)
This booklet, in its 113th yr, presents perception into significant developments within the North American Jewish group, reading Jewish schooling, ny Jewry, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs, and the U.S. and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a tremendous source with its lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals, and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries, and significant fresh occasions. it's going to end up worthy to social scientists and historians of the yank Jewish group, Jewish communal employees, and the clicking, between others.
For greater than a century, the American Jewish yr Book has remained and keeps to serve, even within the web age, because the prime reference paintings on modern Jewish lifestyles. This year’s quantity, with its unique stories on Jewish schooling and the hot York group and its updates on Jewish inhabitants information, Jewish associations, and the key Jewish figures who handed within the yr prior, maintains this most excellent tradition.
Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, division of heritage, American college and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: past nationwide Perspectives
The 2013 quantity of the American Jewish 12 months Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this crucial source in all its former glory.
Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal provider, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith, Los Angeles
Having a present American Jewish yr Book on my shelf is like having a panel of specialists on American Jewish existence on the prepared, ready to offer me considerate, actual solutions and observations at the key concerns, traits and facts that outline our continental Jewish group this day. good into its moment century, the American Jewish 12 months Book remains to be a vital source for critical leaders, practitioners and scholars who search to flooring their paintings in reliable learn and up to date data.
Jacob Solomon, better Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO
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American Jewish Year Book 2013: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities by Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)