Judaism

North America


Total USA Adherents: 5,300,000 + [Source: Pew Research]

Total Canada Adherents: 329,500 [Source: 2013 UN Religious Data]

A great of diversity exists among those who adhere to Judaism in North America. The four main branches include:

  • Orthodoxy - upholds the halakhic (the legal aspect of Judaism) way of life as illustrated in a divinely ordained Torah.
  • Reform (also known as Liberal or Progressive) - subjects religious law and customs to human judgment.
  • Conservative - the largest denomination, seeks to conserve tradition by applying new, historical methods of study within the mainstream of American society.
  • Reconstructionism - the most recent denomination, rejects the assertion that the Torah was given to Moses at Mount Sinai, views Judaism as a continual process of evolution.

In addition to the four main branches, there are several other Jewish movements. Moreover, there are many Jews that do not have a clear religious identity.

Total USA Synagogues: 3,464

43% of Jews in the United States reside in the Northeast. 10% of the Jewish population in the United States are Russian Jews.

"Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion." [Source: Pew Research]

USA State with Most Synagogues: New York

USA Metro Area with Most Synagogues: New York-Newark-Jersey City

People Group Highlights

North America


Displaying 1-18 of 18 results.
PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Population Total
 
YiddishUnited StatesNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism220,000
Jew, SyrianSyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism62,500
Jew, BobovPolandNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism50,000
Jew, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism50,000
Jew, SkverUkraineNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism15,000
Jew, ViznitzUkraineNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism15,000
Jew, MashadiIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesPersian-MedianEthnic Religions - Judaism10,000
Jew, Gorsky-KavkaziRussiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism10,000
Jew, GerrerPolandNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism5,000
Jew, BreslovUkraineNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism5,000
Jew, SpanishSpainNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism310
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism229,927
Jew, RussianRussiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism179,000
Jew, SatmarRomaniaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism75,000
Jew, BukharicUzbekistanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism72,000
Jew, BlackUnited StatesNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism51,000
Jew, TehraniIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism13,400
Jew, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism0
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