Thursday, June 28, 2012

At Record High - 1/4 of Brooklyn's Population are Jewish

Brooklyn has now become the largest home for the Jewish people in Diaspora, outside of Israel. A new study by UJA federation of New York has found that nearly one in four Brooklynites are Jews - making the borough home to the most Jews of any county in the country, the NY Daily News reports.

23 percent of Brooklyn’s 2.4 million residents (561,000), are Jewish; up from 18% in 2002, the study found. In general, Jews make up 13% of NYC's population.

GRAPHIC:

“When people are running for office, the needs of the Orthodox community have to be addressed,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Borough Park) said. “We really count more than ever before.”

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