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Jewish population within Borough Park grows by staggering 71% (illustration) Photo: Shutterstock
Jewish population within Borough Park grows by staggering 71% (illustration) Photo: Shutterstock
 
 

NYC Jews grow 10% in past decade

Study carried out by team of sociologists from United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York finds most of growth within New York City's Jewish communities has occurred in two Orthodox neighborhoods

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Published: 02.03.13, 06:56 / Israel Jewish Scene

VIDEO – According to newly released data, most of the growth within the Jewish communities in New York City over the past decade has occurred in two Orthodox neighborhoods.

 

The Jewish population within Borough Park grew by a staggering 71%, and in Williamsburg the population increased by 41%.

 

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The 469-page study published last year was carried out by a team of sociologists from the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York.

 

They found that the Jewish population of New York had grown by 10% in the last 10 years, to some 1.5 million people, cementing its status as the largest metropolitan Jewish community outside of Israel.

 

The Bronx, a former Jewish stronghold which had seen a long period of decline, is now rebounding, according to the study.

 

More than 6,000 people in 26 primary areas were interviewed to compile the study, which included parts of Long Island and Westchester County as well as New York City.

 

 

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