By Rabbi David Eliezrie
Two Jewish Federations published demographic surveys in the last week. One analyzed trends in the D.C. area by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The other, The Portrait of Bay Area Jewish Life was a cooperative effort of San Francisco Bay Area Federations. Both are full of intriguing facts and figures about these two dynamic Jewish communities that each number over 300,000 Jews.
Both surveys failed to properly measure the role of the fastest growing Jewish group in the U.S. and the largest in the world: Chabad-Lubavitch. [Continue reading]