2021-22 Study of Jewish Louisville

Matthew Boxer, Matthew A. Brookner, Janet Krasner Aronson, Benita Danzing, Ilana Friedman, Raquel de Magidin de Kramer, Daniel Mangoubi, Adam Martin, Ellie Pasternack, Leonard Saxe, and Jill Smith

Louisville Jewish community study report cover

September 2022

The 2021-22 Study of Jewish Louisville provides a comprehensive portrait of the community's 14,200 Jews; their families; their Jewish attitudes, behaviors, and affiliations; their health and financial welfare; and other measures of their engagement in Jewish life. Findings should help the Louisville Jewish community make critical decisions about the next decade of Jewish life in the region.

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Among the findings:

  1. Minimally Involved (32% of Jewish adults): Characterized by involvement in few elements of Jewish life.
  2. Holiday (41% of Jewish adults): Characterized by having their highest level of participation in holiday observances and other activities that do not necessarily require involvement in organizations.
  3. Ritual (14% of Jewish adults): Characterized by high involvement in holiday, synagogue, and ritual behaviors.
  4. Involved (13%) of Jewish adults): Characterized by high involvement in most elements of Jewish life.