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February 25, 1983 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-02-25

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8 'Friday, February 25, 1983


Jewish Population


(Continued from Page 1) .
The Jewish com-
munities of the New
England and Middle Atlan-
tic states, on the other hand,
had a net decrease of
742,865. Although those
states now have both a
lower number and a lower
percentage of the nation's
Jews than formerly, they
still have 3,110,705 Jews, or
54.3 percent of the total
American Jewish popula-

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Chenkin's article says
the Greater New York area
continues to have the coun-
try's heaviest concentration
of Jews even though their
number has dropped con-
siderably over the years:

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from 1,998,000 in 1970 to
1,734,000 in 1982.
One exception to Greater
New York's downward
trend is Manhattan, whose
Jewish community grew
from 171,000 in 1970 to
297,320 in 1982. The rea-
sons for the increase have
not yet been documented.
The Jewish population ,
of the north central states
has remained relatively
stable at 695,315, or 12.2
percent of the total, as
against 689,555, or 11.6
percent, last year.
Among the Jewish popu-
lation figures for U.S. cities
listed in the "Year Book's"
tables are: Los Angeles
metropolitan area, 500,870;
San Francisco, 75,000;
Greater Washington,
160,000; Ft. Lauderdale,
80,000; Hollywood, Fla.,
55,000; Miami, 225,000;
Chicago metropolitan area,
253,000; Baltimore, 92,000;
Montgomery and Prince
Georges County, Md.,
100,000; St. Louis, 53,500;
Bergen County, N.J.,
100,000; Essex County,
N.J., 95,000; Cleveland,
70,000; Philadelphia met-
ropolitan area, 295,000.
A "Year Book" report on
"World Jewish Population,"
by Profs. U. 0. Schmelz and
Sergio Della Pergola of the
Hebrew University, esti-
mates that the total Jewish
population in 1980 was
13,027,900. Countries other
than the United States with
large numbers of Jews are:
Israel, 3,282,000; Soviet
Union, 1,700,000; France,
535,000; Great Britain,
390,000; Canada, 380,000;
Argentina, 242,000; Brazil,
110,000, and South Africa,
The report estimates also
that 6,492,000 (49.8 per-
cent) of the world's Jews live
in the Americas; 2,969,500
(22.8 percent) in Europe, in-
cluding the Asian parts of
the USSR and Turkey;
3,328,000 (25.5 percent) in
Asia; 164,500 (1.3 percent)
in Africa, and 74,000 (0.6
percent) in Oceania:
"The American Jewish
Year Book" is published by
the American Jewish
Committee and the
Jewish Publication Society
of America.

Iranian Jews
Aid Campaign

Representatives of three
organizations representing
Iranian Jews who have set-
tled in the Los Angeles area
have made a combined gift
of $50,000 to the 1983
United Jewish Welfare
Fund campaign of the
Jewish Federation Council.
Ted Kanner, federation
executive vice president,
said $25,000 had been given
by the Iranian Jewish Cul-
tural Organization of
California; $15;000 came
from the Iranian Nessah Is-
rael Congregation, and
$10,000 was given by the
Valley Iranian Jewish Cen-

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