2020 Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study

Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew A. Brookner, and Leonard Saxe

October 2021

Chicago report coverThis comprehensive study of the Jewish population of Metropolitan Chicago, sponsored by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF), was conducted with NORC at the University of Chicago.

The Jewish population of Chicago has grown modestly since 2010: 319,600 Jewish adults and children live in 175,800 Jewish households. By providing detailed data about the diversity of Jewish life and the well-being of community members, the comprehensive study will serve as the springboard for Chicago organizations and agencies to develop programs and policies to better meet community needs and interests.

Specifically, the study:

Among the key findings:

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