Skip to comments.Changing Face of New York Jewry(Jews to become NYC GOP votiing block)
Posted on 06/22/2014 5:22:47 AM PDT by amnestynone
In 2012, the average New York Jew looks a little less like Jerry Seinfeld and a little more like Tevye the Milkman.
New Yorks Jews are poorer, less educated and more religious than they were 10 years ago, according to a landmark new study of the citys Jewish population.
Theyre also less liberal: More than half of the Jews in New York City live in Orthodox or Russian-speaking homes, both of which lean heavily conservative.
The study, conducted by UJA-Federation of New York, counted 1.5 million Jews in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, up from 1.4 million just 10 years ago. That growth is almost entirely due to a huge surge in New Yorks Orthodox population, which rose by more than 100,000 people over the past decade.
Related N.Y. Jewish Population Grows to 1.5M: Study U.S. Jewish Population Pegged at 6 Million 'The Era of the So-Called Jewish Vote Is Over' The numbers point to a seismic shift in what it means to be a New York Jew as Manhattans Jewish population shrinks and Brooklyns explodes, and as people disaffiliate from the more liberal Jewish denominations.
Source: UJA-Federation of New YorkIn the five boroughs of New York City itself, 40% of Jews currently identify as Orthodox.
The fast-shifting figures promise looming changes in how Jewish political power is wielded in New York, and in the relative influence of the citys long-standing non-Orthodox institutions.
These trends are poised to accelerate. While one-third of New York-area Jews are Orthodox today, six out of 10 Jewish children in the New York area live in Orthodox homes. Hasidic children alone constitute 37% of the areas Jewish children.
We have a community that is large, that is growing, that is diverse and that is challenged by poverty, by elements of disengagement, and also strengthened by diversity, by growing areas of Jewish involvement, said Steven M. Cohen, a leading sociologist of the Jewish community and one of the reports three authors.
The $1.7 million study is the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the United States, according to its sponsors. Researchers conducted 6,000 telephone interviews with Jewish households, randomly selected using a variety of methods.
(This reporters mother sat on a 22-member advisory board that approved the design of the survey in the fall of 2010. She has had no involvement in the study over the past year and a half.)
The surveys findings pose an array of major challenges to the citys Jewish establishment. The survey found among New York Jews fast-rising levels of poverty that appear to be unparalleled in recent history. Researchers also found a steep drop in affiliation among non-Orthodox Jews, and low levels of support among Orthodox Jews for the institutions that the non-Orthodox have long dominated. The survey also identified demographic trends that could have consequences for how New York Jews political interests are defined.
Taken together, New York Citys Orthodox and Russian-speaking Jewish communities comprise 56% of the citys Jewish population.
The newfound dominance of those communities, both of which are more politically conservative than other Jewish groups, could challenge the notion that the New York Jewish vote is a liberal vote or even a Democratic vote.
The Russians are not Democrats, and the Hasidim are not necessarily Democrats, said Hank Sheinkopf, a conservative Democratic political strategist. When somebody figures out how to put the Russians and the ultra-Orthodox together theyre going to come up with an atomic bomb in Democratic politics in New York State.
It's about time.
Can I order some earrings and a broach?
Oh, never mind. I thought it was jewelry!
Dan Greenfield has been writing about this for years.
Unlike reform Jews, most of which are liberals and are pro-abortion, rarely having more than a couple of kids, Orthodox Jews have very large families.
IF a majority of Jews were more than ethnically identified as Jews, as in faithful to God, and IF a majority of Christians were more than casually identified as Christians, as in faithful to God, the Democrat Party would not exist.
“We have a community that is large, that is growing, that is diverse and that is challenged by poverty, by elements of disengagement, and also strengthened by diversity, by growing areas of Jewish involvement, said Steven M. Cohen, a leading sociologist of the Jewish community and one of the reports three authors.”
I read that twice trying to figure out what it says. Classic sociologists drivel.
Even if true, it’s not a large enough group to make much difference against United Socialism.
“I read that twice trying to figure out what it says. Classic sociologists drivel.”
It does souond like that dosen’t it. Oh well, this is one time when diversity works our way.
Yep, but after all, that is what he is - a sociologist.
Jews are only 2% of the population. But, the liberal types of which comprise 90% of that population are in such demographic decline that they will only be 1/3 of what they are now in the next generation. That is a huge plus for us and then the growth of the orthodox who really live up to Jewish religion and culture will l\be another boon for us.
...nor would the current Republican(E) party.
” Consider this, in another generation current trends could mean that NYC Jews become a GOP voting block. “
But a drop in the bucket compared to the increases in the Asian and Hispanic populations.
That dude has a SERIOUS hat on.
“Eleven percent of Jewish households in the area are on food stamps.”
This is actually a LOWER percentage than the country as a whole now - which is 14%.
“New Yorks Jews are poorer, less educated and more religious than they were 10 years ago, according to a landmark new study of the citys Jewish population.
Theyre also less liberal: More than half of the Jews in New York City live in Orthodox or Russian-speaking homes, both of which lean heavily conservative.”
I take that as a lefthanded/underhanded/backhanded swipe meaning conservatives are uneducated................or am I paranoid?
I think he is just saying that a diverse community presents problems, whereas a community of diversity is a good thing. And that diverse diversity is best case. Because a diverse community is divided, and a community of diversity isn’t. He is making a statement that has the words “diverse” and “diversity” in one sentence. So he obviously knows what he is talking about.
‘The Era of the So-Called Jewish Vote Is Over’
BS, wishful thinking!
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