| Paula Hyman z"l|
The Berman Jewish Policy Archive joins the rest of the Jewish scholarly and professional world in grieving the loss of historian Paula Hyman, z"l. Click to read Deborah Dash Moore's appreciation in the Forward.
| From the J-Vault: A Census of Jewish College Students|
This study, undertaken by the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, is divided into eight chapters:
- Jewish Students in the Past
- Method of the Present Study
- A Census of Jewish Students
- Special Aspects of the Census
- Jewish Student Organizations
- The Jew in Professional Studies
- Home Residence of Jewish Students
- Summary and Recommendations
The study provides many fascinating details. For example:
In 1935-6, there were 105,000 Jewish students in America and Canada, comprising 9.13% of the student population (2.5 times higher than the general Jewish population).
There were already 38 national Jewish student organizations with 555 local chapters.
Jews made up 16.5% of the medical student population, and were also overrepresented in engineering, architecture, and social work.
Be sure to check out earlier editions of the J-Vault.