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  • Rejecting the conflict narrative: American Jewish and Muslim views on science and religion.
    Vaidyanathan, Brandon, David R. Johnson, Pamela J Prickett, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 478-496.

    Based on interviews in Orthodox Jewish, Reform Jewish, and Sunni Muslim congregations. Congregation members distance themselves from a narrative of conflict between science and religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Islam, U.S.A.; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • Summoned: Identification and Religious Lfie in a Jewish Neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation
  • Gender differences in American Jewish identity: Testing the power control theory explanation.
    Hartman, Harriet (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 407-431.

    Analyzes 2011 New York Jewish Community Survey data. Denominations where family power is typically asymmetrical do not have greater differences by gender in levels of Jewish identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.; Gender traditionalism; United States, New York; Gender; Denomination (organizational entity); Family
  • The Choosing People: Interpreting the Puzzling Politics of American Jewry.
    Wald, Kenneth D. (2015)
    Politics and Religion 8 (1): 435.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Outreach and exclusion: Jewish denominational marketing in the early 20th century.
    Ellis, Rachel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 38-56.

    Reviews reports & publications of American Reform & Conservative Jewish denominations 1910-1955; Reform did not market itself to immigrants, Conservative did. Reform did not want to endanger its American identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Historical; Marketing; Identity; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.; Jewish, Conservative, U.S.A.; Migration
  • Denominational variations across American Jewish communities.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Harriet Hartman (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 205-221.

    Analyzes the Decade 2000 Data Set (interview data). The presence of a community of the respondent's denomination affected the respondent's individual religious behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Community; Jewish, U.S.A.; Ecology; Denomination (organizational entity); Contextual effects
  • Becoming Un-Orthodox. Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Hasidic, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation; Practice
  • Judaism in Transition: How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition.
    Chiswick, Carmel U. (2014)
    Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Economic; Change
  • From Haskalah to reinterpretation of tradition: A crisis in American Reform Judaism in the 21st century.
    Topi?, Martina (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 172-190.

    Based on Reform Jewish statements of principle; shows a gradual acceptance of Zionism.

    Associated Search Terms: Zionism; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.
  • Perpetuating stereotypes: A study of gender family and religious life in Jewish children's books.
    Sigalow, Emily, and Nicole S. Fox (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 416-431.

    Looks for stereotypical gendered representations in award-winning American Jewish children's books.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Literature; Gender; Content analysis; Children
  • Jewish on Their Own Terms.
    Thompson, Jennifer A. (2014)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on 2003-05 interviews with intermarrieds, 2006-08 participant observation in intermarrieds' support groups, & 2005-08 interviews with rabbis, largely in Atlanta. By projecting anxiety over ethnic assimilation onto intermarried Jews, other American Jews can express them without facing the same challenge themselves.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Jewish, U.S.A.; Marriage; Participant observation; United States, Georgia, Atlanta
  • American Jewish secularism: Jewish life beyond the synagogue.
    Kosmin, Barry A., and Ariela Keysar (2013)
    In Arnold Dashefsky and I. Sheskin (eds.) American Jewish Yearbook 2012. New York: Springer.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Secularism
  • Religious population share and religious identity salience: Is Jewish identity more important to Jews in less Jewish areas?
    Alper, Becka A., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 82-106.

    Analyzes 2001 National Jewish Population Survey (US.A.) data; Jewish identity is stronger in highly Jewish areas but weaker in such area when statistical controls are introduced. People of Jewish origin who no longer idntify as Jews tend to live in less jewish areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.; Community; Assimilation; Salience
  • The (Dis)similarity of a minority religion to its broader religious context: The case of American Jews.
    Hartman, Harriet (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:459-490.

    Analyzes data supplied from 2000-01 Jewish American survey data. Individual factors were more important than contextual factors in predicting strong Jewish identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Contextual effects; Identity; Levels of inclusiveness
  • The private life of public ritual: Interaction, sociality and codification in a Jewish Orthodox congregation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2013)
    Qualitative Sociology 36:2: 125-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Ritual; Participant observation; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul.
    Boyarin, Jonathan (2013)
    New York: Fordham University Press.

    2008 participant observation study of a small Orthodox Jewish congregation on the Lower East Side of New York, in a gentrifying area; more transient younger members arrive in a congregation once consisting of immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Succession (urban ecology); Urban
  • Experiential careers: The routinization and de-routinization of religious life.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Daniel Wincheser (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:4: 351-373.

    Field studies with an Orthodox Jewish community & with a community of Muslim converts, both in the U.S., show experiential intensity at the time of conversion tapering off after a time. (The authors discovered what spiritual writers have in the past termed "first fervor.")

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Experience; Participant observation; Phenomenology; Islam, U.S.A.; Career; Conversion
  • The relationship of Jewish community contexts and Jewish identity: A 22-community study.
    Hartman, Harriet, and Ira Sheskin (2012)
    Conemporary Jewry 32:3: 237-283.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Contextual effects; Jewish, U.S.A.; Community
  • Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States.
    Davis, Nancy J., and Robert V. Robinson (2012)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Focuses on the caring service side of religiously orthodox movements. The 4 movements under study bypass the state in their humanistic works. 2 would and 2 would not take over the state.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Muslim Brotherhood; Salvation Army, U.S.A.; SHAS; Social services; Italy; United States; Egypt; Catholic, Italy; Jewish, Sephardim, Israel; Comunione e Liberazione; Israel; Islam, Egypt
  • Do Jews Feel Like Outsiders in America? The Impact of Anti-Semitism, Friendships, and Religious Geography.
    Alper, Becka A., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 822-830.

    Analyzes 2001 National (U.S.A.) Jewish Population Survey data. Feeling like an outsider is associated with experiences of anti-semitism, the number of Jews nearby, the proportion of friends who are Jewish, & identifying with a branch of Jewish religion (especially Orthodox).

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-Semitism; Jewish, U.S.A.; Stranger
  • Health Impact of Jewish Religious Observance in the USA: Findings from the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey.
    Levin, Jeffrey S. (2011)
    Journal of Religion and Health 4: 1-17.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Health; Practice
  • Jewish physicians' beliefs and practices regarding religion/spirituality in the clinical encounter.
    Stern, Robert M., Kenneth A. Raskinski, and Farr A. Curlin (2011)
    Journal of Religion and Health 50:4: 806-817.

    Associated Search Terms: Physician; Medical; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Comparing Practical Theology across Religions and Denominations.
    Schneider, Jo Anne, and Patricia Wittberg, with Heidi Unruh, Jill Sinha, and John Belcher (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 405-426.

    Based on key informant interviews & participation, concerning the conduct of social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Quaker, U.S.A.; Polity; Participant observation; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Comparative; Jewish, U.S.A.; Social services; Stewardship
  • Jewish Identity and the Secular Achievements of American Jewish Men and Women.
    Hartman, Harriet, and Moshe Hartman (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:1: 133-153.

    Analyzes 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey data. Greater Jewish dientity, including religious identity, correlates with secular achievement: education, labor force participation, occupational achievement.

    Associated Search Terms: Achievement; Jewish, U.S.A.; Education; Identity; Economic
  • The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World.
    Davidman, Lynn (2011)
    Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender traditionalism; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Ambivalence; Feminism
  • Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2011)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Develops a model for the impact of religious identification on wealth accumulation of American Conservative Protestants, Black Protestants, Mainline Protestants, white Catholics, Hispanic Catholics, Jews, & others. A chapter examines denominations (Mormons & Mainline Protestant denominations).

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage/divorce; Mormon, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Latino Americans; Generations; Fertility; Family; Education; Economic; Conservative, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States; Stratification; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Jewish Teenagers' Syncretism.
    Schwadel, Philip (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:3:324-332.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview data from U.S.A. teenagers & one of their parents; Jewish teenagers show more syncretism than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Jewish, U.S.A.; Adolescents
  • Jewish Identity and Self-reported Health.
    Eberstein, Isaac W., and Kathleen M. Heyman (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 349-367.

    Analyzes 2000-01 telephone interview data from adult American Jews. Jewish identity measures & observance are positively related to self-reported health. Observance mediates the identity/health relationship.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Jewish, U.S.A.; Identity; Health
  • Religion, Sexually Risky Behavior, and Reproductive Health. The Mormon Case.
    Heaton, Tim B. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 368-384.

    Analyzes 1995 interview data from American females aged 15-44. Finds net religious affiliation effects for abortion & sexually transmittted diseases, but not for unwanted pregnancies & HIV. The data set included enough Mormons to allow for meaningful findings for them as well as other groups.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Family; Women; Abortion; Health; Catholic, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Sexual activity
  • Religious Affiliation and Participation as Determinants of Women's Educational Attainment and Wages.
    Lehrer, Evelyn L. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 186-205.

    Analyzes 1995 survey data from American women. Jewish religiosity predicts more educational attainment & income, conservative Protestant less.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Economic; Education; Jewish, U.S.A.; Stratification; Women
  • Childhood Religious Denomination and Early Adult Asset Accumulation.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (ed.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 164-185.

    Analyzes 1985-2000 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (U.S.A.) data. Jews accumulated more wealth, though less so in home ownership, while conservative Protestants accumulated less, net of statistical controls.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Conservative, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Young adults; Stratification
  • Charitable Choices. Philanthropic Decisions of Donors in the American Jewish Community.
    Dashefsky, Arnold, and Bernard Lazerwitz (2009)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Analyzes 1970-71 & '90 National (U.S.A.) Jewish Population Survey data, & interview data from Jewish donors & non-doners. age, income, & involvement in the Jewish community were important predictors of giving. Involvement predicted volunteering in the community & less in non-Jewish activities. Reported interviews with fund-raisers.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Charities; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Social Integration of Baalei Teshuvah.
    Sands, Roberta G. (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 86-102.

    Interviews with "returnees" to Orthodox Judaism show non-Orthodox Jews who become Orthodox find themselves different from both Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (social); Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Returnee
  • Immigration and the Transformation of American Jews. Assimilation, Distinctiveness, and Community.
    Goldscheider, Calvin (2009)
    In Richard Alba, Albert J. Raboteau, and Josh DeWind (eds.) Immigration and Religion in America. Comparative and Historical Perspectives. New York: New York University Press, pp. 198-223.

    Communal institutions, & familial & social networks with Jewish value themes sustain communal continuity.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Jewish, U.S.A.; Communal; Family; Network
  • Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life.
    Hartman, Harriet, and Moshe Hartman (2009)
    Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; Jewish, U.S.A.; Education; Family; Gender
  • Of yarmulkes and categories: Delegating boundaries and the phenomenology of interactional expectation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2009)
    Theory and Society 39:1: 49-68.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Identity; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • How Hard Is it to Be a Jew on a College Campus?
    Kadushin, Charles, and Elizabeth Tighe (2008)
    Contemporary Jewry 28:1:1-20.

    Based on data from Jewish students at 7 elite U.S. colleges; observant Jewish students face challenges.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Earnings of American Jewish Men: Human Capital, Denomination, and Religiosity.
    Chiswick, Barry R., and Jidong Huang (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 694-709.

    Analyzes 2000-01 survey data from Jewish Americans; earnings are higher for Conservative Jews & those who attend synagogue weekly, as opposed to Orthodox, non-practicing, & more-than-weekly attenders.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Practice; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Jewish Population in the United States, 2007.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Arnold Dashefsky (2007)
    American Jewish Year Book 107:133-205.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Demography
  • Jewish Educational and Economic Success in the United States: A Search for Explanations.
    Burstein, Paul (2007)
    Sociological Perspectives 50:2: 209-228.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Jewish, U.S.A.; Stratification; Education
  • The Jewish Community Study of Detroit.
    Sheskin, Ira M. (2007)
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • The New Voluntarism and the Case of Unsynagogued Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 51-67.

    Based on 30 interviews in 2001 with non-synagogue-affiliated third generation American Jews in southeast New England. Author sees Jewish identity as achieved, not ascribed.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Achieved/ascribed; Voluntarism; Syncretism; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • "Not Us, But You Have Changed!" Discourses of Difference and Belonging among Haredi Women.
    Longman, Chia (2007)
    Social Compass 54:1: 77-95.

    Associated Search Terms: Ba'alot teshuvah; Feminism; Jewish, Orthodox, Belgium; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Women; Discourse
  • Religious Identities in Contemporary American Life: Lessons from the NJPS.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:4: 359-364.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Jewish Population in the United States, 2006.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Arnold Dashefsky (2006)
    American Jewish Year Book 106:133-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Demography
  • Young Jewish Adults in the United Staes Today.
    Ukeles, Jacob B., Ron Miller, and Pearl Beck (2006)
    New York: American Jewish Committee.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Young adults
  • Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy.
    Heilman, Samuel C. (2006)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Ethnography showing Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) gaining ground on the Modern Orthodox Jews in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Ascription, Choice, and the Construction of Religious Identities in the Contemporary United States.
    Cadge, Wendy, and Lynn Davidman (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 23-38.

    Based on interviews with non-observant U.S. Jews & 1st generation Thai Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.; Thai Americans; Ascription; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Informal Social Networks and Formal Organizational Membrships among American Jews: Findings from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01.
    Kadushin, Charles, and Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:4: 465-485.

    Based on 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey data; examines effects of Jewish organization membership & informal networks on political views, contributions, & observance.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Social participation; Contributions; Practice; Network
  • The Direction of Denominational Switching in Judaism.
    Sands, Roberta G., Steven C. Marcus, and Rivka A. Danzig (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:3: 437-447.

    Analyzes 2000-2001 National (U.S.A.) Jewish Population Survey data; 62% were not changing denomination, 29% were moving away from tradition, 9% toward tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Jewish, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity)
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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