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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Yiddish of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 226,860

ROP3 Code: 104247
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
Language: Eastern Yiddish - (ydd)
Religion: Ethnic Religions - Judaism
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 6,860

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 250

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Brief Profile

Yiddish, also known as German Jews, in North America are Yiddish speaking Jews who originated from a variety of places. A large majority migrated due to persecution during World War II.

Following the growth of Nazism and its antisemitic ideology and policies, the Jewish community was severely persecuted. Over half (approximately 304,000) emigrated during the first six years of the Nazi dictatorship. The majority of have established communities in the larger cities.

Yiddish is a language used by Jews in central and eastern Europe before the Holocaust. It was originally a German dialect with words from Hebrew and several modern languages and is today spoken mainly in the US, Israel, and Russia.

They often work in the business sector or own their own businesses.

They manifests a wide range of Jewish cultural traditions, as well as encompassing the full spectrum of Jewish religious observance.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the Yiddish to understand and realize the need for a Messiah, as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Christians intentionally bceome friends with Yiddish people and reveal via word and deed that Jesus Christ is the sacrifical atonement and the answer for all peoples.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesFort WorthDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX250
CanadaYorkToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON6,860