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Jewish Congregations (Unknown - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Judaism
Religious Tradition: Judaism
Description: No description available.
Official Site: Not available

Maps: Jewish Congregations1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2000)

Congregations (2000)



Top 5 Jewish Congregations States (2000)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 New York 995 1,653,870 87.15
2 New Jersey 331 468,000 55.62
3 District Of Columbia 11 25,500 44.58
4 Massachusetts 201 275,000 43.31
5 Maryland 107 216,000 40.78

Top 5 Jewish Congregations Counties (2000)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Rockland County, NY 44 90,000 313.86
2 New York County, NY 102 314,500 204.59
3 Falls Church city, VA 1 1,800 173.46
4 Fairfax city, VA 2 3,600 167.46
5 Nassau County, NY 141 207,000 155.11

Top 5 Jewish Congregations Metro Areas (2000)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 1168 1,951,000 102.98
2 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 174 504,000 100.65
3 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area 12 14,600 57.81
4 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 18 75,000 54.52
5 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 153 224,000 51.01

Jewish Congregations, Members (1931 - 1990)2


Jewish Congregations, Ministers & Churches (1931 - 1990)2


Jewish Congregations, Trends (1931 - 1990)2

YEAR MEMBERS MINISTERS CHURCHES
1931 4,081,242
1935 4,081,242 1,751 3,118
1936 4,641,000 3,728
1946 4,641,000
1949 5,000,000 3,728
1950 3,550
1951 5,000,000 3,876
1952 5,000,000 3,965
1953 5,000,000 3,990
1954 5,500,000 3,965 4,079
1960 5,367,000 4,945
1961 5,509,000 5,070
1962 5,585,000 5,190
1963 5,600,000
1965 5,725,000 5,800 4,700
1966 5,780,000 6,200 4,700
1970 5,870,000 6,400 5,000
1971 5,870,000 6,400 5,000
1972 6,115,000 6,400 5,000
1977 5,775,935 6,400 5,000
1978 5,781,000 5,300 3,500
1979 5,860,900 5,300 3,500
1980 5,920,900 5,300 3,500
1981 5,921,205 5,300 3,500
1982 5,725,000 6,500 3,500
1983 5,828,075 6,500 3,500
1984 5,817,000 6,500 3,416
1985 5,834,635 6,500 3,416
1986 5,814,000 6,500 3,416
1987 5,943,700 6,500 3,416
1988 5,935,700 6,500 3,416
1989 5,944,000 6,500 3,416
1990 5,981,000 6,500 3,416
       

Sources

1 The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155. [More information on the data sources]

2 All data on clergy, members, and churches are taken from the National Council of Churches’ Historic Archive CD and recent print editions of the Council’s Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The CD archives all 68 editions of the Yearbook (formerly called Yearbook of the Churches and Yearbook of American Churches) from 1916 to 2000. Read more information on the Historic Archive CD and the Yearbook.

Membership figures are "inclusive." According to the Yearbook, this includes "those who are full communicant or confirmed members plus other members baptized, non-confirmed or non-communicant." Each denomination has its own criteria for membership.

When a denomination listed on the Historic Archive CD was difficult to identify, particularly in early editions of the Yearbook, the ARDA staff consulted numerous sources, including Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. In some cases, ARDA staff consulted the denomination’s website or contacted its offices by phone. When a denomination could not be positively identified, its data were omitted.

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