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JS 335 Jewish Identity in the U.S.

This LIbGuide is meant to provide library resources and research strategies for students enrolled in JS 335 - Jewish Identity in the U.S. a course about the social-scientific study of American Jewish religious and ethnic identity. It focuses on the social

Welcome to your Jewish Studies 335 Jewish Indentity in the US Library Research Guide

The goal of this library research guide is to help you learn how to locate books, articles and other resources, to support your course research and assignment needs for JS 335 Jewish Identity in the US.

Jewish Art and Activism Analysis (2023) Assignment

Your Assignment

Produce a class presentation and a paper on a U.S. Jewish artist or activist who is currently alive and who explicitly says that their work is in some way an embodiment of their Jewish identity.

Use Library Resouces to locate:

Biographical Information
Articles on your subject/person
Books about this artist of Activist

Jewish Women's Archive
The Jewish Women’s Archive is an international organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women. JWA explores the past as a framework for understanding the pressing issues of our time; inspires young people with remarkable role models; and uses Jewish women’s stories to excite people to see themselves as agents of change.

Recommended Pew Research Center Reports on Jewish Identity

Pew Research Center Reports on Jewish Identity
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Pew Research Center 2020 Study of Jewish Americans
A comprehensive look at the contemporary nature of Jewish identity and engagement in our society based on a survey of more than 4,700 respondents

Full Demographic Report from Pew: 2020


More Recent Reports on Jewish American Identity

The State of Antisemitism in America 2020: Survey of American Jews, conducted by the research company SSRS, is based on telephone interviews carried out September 9 - October 4, with a national sample of 1,334 Jews over age 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.2%. Find the methodology report here. American Jewish Committee (AJC) is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor endorses candidates for elective office.

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