American Jewish Year Book

The "American Jewish Year Book", which has been published annually since 1899, is regarded as the authoritative record of events and trends in Jewish life in the United States and around the world by many Jewish organizations.

Publication was initiated by the Jewish Publication Society (JPS). In 1908 American Jewish Committee (AJC) assumed responsibility for compilation and editing while JPS remained the publisher. From 1950 through 1993 the two organizations were co-publishers, and in 1994 AJC became the sole publisher.

Issues of the "Year Book" feature special articles dealing with major themes or anniversaries, as well as reports on Jewish life in countries across the globe that are written by local correspondents, and Jewish demographic data. The U.S. and Israel, by far the largest Jewish communities, receive especially detailed treatment. The "Year Book" also provides lists of national Jewish organizations, Jewish federations, and Jewish periodicals; obituaries of important American Jews who died over the past year; and Jewish calendars.

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* [ American Jewish Year Book archive]

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