Director's Letter

The presidential election has dominated our lives over the last several weeks and its implications have only begun to unfold. On a professional level, the post-election discussion on surveys and polls of public attitudes and behavior has been sobering. As I wrote in a recent op-ed (co-authored with Janet Aronson and Matthew Boxer), pollsters appear to be a casualty of the election. I make the case for better education on the limitations and best uses of surveys in my piece published today in ejewishphilanthropy.

On a related front, I am pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study, conducted on behalf of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. We found a growing and diverse community with members who participate in Jewish life in a variety of ways.  Read more

2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study

Greater Boston is the fourth-largest Jewish community in the country and is home to 248,000 Jews. Of these, 190,600 are adults and 57,400 are children. The quarter-million Jews in Boston reside in approximately 123,400 households. This represents a population increase of approximately 4.6% since 2005. There are also 61,200 non-Jews living in Jewish households. More key findings