Home  / BJPA2730

Beyond the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey: A Research Agenda


Sidney Goldstein

Publication Name

Contemporary Jewry

Publication Date


Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ)


In the post-NJPS-1990 period, research on American Jewry faces key challenges: 1)reexamination of basic conceptual issues, including "who is a Jew," selection of the most appropriate indicators of Jewish identity, and understanding the interrelations among contextual factors, national linkages, social networks, and Jewish identity; 2) methodological issues such as fuller achievement of representative and standardized national coverage, development of in-depth follow-up studies, more effective comparative research among communities and between Jews and non-Jews, and greater reliance on multi-disciplinary perspectives and qualitative approaches; 3) fuller integration of research with planning; and 4) expansion of personnel resources.

Geographic Coverage

United States

Copyright Info

Download for personal use, freely distribute link

BJPA Record

Bibliographic Information

Beyond the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey: A Research Agenda. 1993:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-bjpa2730
Result from