As Jonathon Ament writes in "American Jewish Religious Denominations," a report based on the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) for the United Jewish Communities, "Most American Jews identify as Jews through a denominational prism, unlike the experience in other large Jewish population centers such as Israel or the former Soviet Union (FSU).
What does NJPS stand for?
NJPS stands for National Jewish Population Survey
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- New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (Upper Montclair, NJ)
- New Jersey Poverty Research Institute
- New Jersey Paranormal Research Organization (est. 2008)
- New Jersey Policy Research Organization (New Jersey Business & Industry Association)
- New Jersey Paleontological Society
- New Jersey Poetry Society
- New Jersey Powerslop (band)
- New Jewish Publication Society (Bible version)
- New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association
- New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers
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- New Jersey Precision Technologies
- New Jersey Preparedness Training Consortium
- New Jersey Police Traffic Officers' Association
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The number of elderly Jews doubled between 1957 and 2000, reaching 1,072,000 in the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey.
2 million provided by the 2000- 01 National Jewish Population Survey, this estimate also indicates that American Jewry remains the largest Jewish community in the world, surpassing the Jewish population of Israel.
But the National Jewish Population Survey also found the Jewish community is growing more active, with increasing enrollment in Jewish day schools, strong emotional ties to Israel and observance of holidays even among less-connected Jews.
One of the dominant topics of discussion in American Jewish circles in recent years was the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey, its findings and implications.
When in 1990, a National Jewish Population Survey found that 52 percent of all American Jews had intermarried between 1981 and 1990, Jewish attitudes began to change.
The survey respondents were self-selected, and 81 percent who said they have children raise them as Jews, in comparison to the 33 percent reported in the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001.
It seems to me no coincidence that, in the decade between the 1990 and 2000 National Jewish Population Surveys, the number of Jews identifying as Conservative declined, while those identifying as Reform increased.