All about us!

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Title:
All about us! Jacksonville Jewry is counted 1954 census
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16 p. : tables. ; 13 x 21 cm.
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English
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Jewish Community Council (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Jews -- Florida -- Jacksonville   ( lcsh )
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statistics   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

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University of Florida
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oclc - 01750906
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P. N. COLEMAN, President
JACKSONVILLE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL








These are the results of our visit to you

In 1945-6, the Jewish Community Council financed and directed the first community-wide study of the Jacksonville
Jewish community. It was accepted as an outstanding study of a Jewish community. The same questions and needs
which made that initial study necessary were operative in 1953-4. There was a post-war period of unrest, a steady in-
flux of new residents, new businesses and a general state of movement. All these raised questions -Was the Jewish
community growing? How many Jews are there? Where do they live? What do they do? What about the great num-
ber who belong to nothing? With this background, it was natural that a comparative study be made; a study which
would contrast the Jewry of Jacksonville of today with that of 1945-6. How was it done?
The Governing Board of the Council approved the study and agreed to finance and supervise it. The questionnaire
was developed. In general, there were months of planning and publicity through our Commentator, through individual
notices, through the setting up of over 100 enumerators and through talks before organized groups. Then with the com-
munity alerted and a target date set, a series of study and instruction sessions took place.
Each organization submitted its membership lists and these were cross-referenced with the Master File of the Jew-
ish Community Council. The validity of our lists was tested. Teams were set up, each in a geographical area; each team
responsible to the colonel and each colonel working with the chairmen.




It was interesting that in the door-to-door contacts, a handful-less than 2% previously unknown to the Council,
were uncovered. That's typical of the care and accuracy of the study itself. I was interested too, in the fact that 70
Jewish young men and women were in the Armed forces during the Korean and post-Korean conflict. With 4,072 souls
in our community, representing 1.3% of the population of Duval County, we were represented by 1.7% in the Armed
Forces. But that is one of many facts that caught my eye.
1 ensus and Population Study is significant beyond the story it unfolds. It is another example of coordina-
tion of all organizations under the guidance of our Council. The results, premised upon painstaking research and analy-
sis, reveal facts and figures which outline the composition of the Jewish community of Jacksonville, for all to see.
It is a pleasure, as President of the Jewish Community Council, to acknowledge this valuable study, begun dur-
ing the regime of Leonard Moss and completed during my tenure of office. It is my privilege to pay particular tribute to
Mrs. Ben Stark, Chairman of the entire project and to her co-chairman, Mrs. William Goldman. I should like to welcome
a newcomer to our community, Mr. Charles S. Hollander, and extend our appreciation to him for serving as our statisti-
cian; and to acknowledge our debt to Mrs. Bob Gefter for the supervision, direction and ideas embodied in the art
work. To Mrs. Bert Whitfield and to Mrs. David Meyerhardt go our thanks for their invaluable aid during the census
taking. Finaly, 1 want to congratulate our Director, Ben Stark, under whose technical direction the step-by-step planning
and progress which led to this completed Study was made possible.
Just a final word "ALL ABOUT US" is important because it is informative, instructive and interesting and
because its findings, if properly interpreted, can be useful in many areas. But to me, one of the most significant aspects
of this study was the fact that we benefit, all of us, when we do things for the good of the community, and we do it
together, as a Community, rather than as individuals or as single organizations.

LET'S CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER!





P. N. COLEMAN, President





THERE ARE OF US



THERE WERE 3095 OF US IN 1946




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1954


FAMILIES 1323
MALES 2051
FEMALES 2021
% OF COUNTY
POPULATION 1.3%


1946


946
1650
1445


1.1%


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AVERAGE MALE AGE-1954 32.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE-1954 32.1
AVERAGE GENERAL U.S. AGE-1950 30.2
AVERAGE GENERAL AGE IN FLORIDA -1946 28.9
AVERAGE JACKSONVILLE JEWISH AGE 1946 39.0


AGE GROUPS
1954 1946 1954
0-10 883 61-70 264
11-20 499 71-80 87
21-30 461 11 4 81-90 22
31-40 680 91 2
41-50 683 898 and
51-60 491 over


1946

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of us were born in Jacksonville...


more than


/3- 33.5%*


In 1946 There Were 849 Native Jaxons-37%* '

YEARS OF GREATEST INFLUX-- 1952 -'54, WHEN 318 PEOPLE CAME TO JACKSONVILLE


TOTAL 1954
FLORIDA
BORN 1946


-1568

-1045


-38.5%*

-45%*


*% of total Jacksonville Jewry
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OKLA
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KY
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27

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*82.7% of all Jacksonville Jewry


In 1946 2321 (75%) WERE

BORN IN UNITED STATES





FOREIGN-BORN

1954 705 1946 774




% of Duval County Jewish population


1954 17.3% 1946 25%
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27 Countries
COUNTRY NO.
Alsace-Lorraine 1
Argentine 2
Austria 41
Belgium 1
Canada 33
Canal Zone 3
China 1
Cuba 8
Czechoslovakia 7
Egypt 4
England 23
Germany 57
Greece 1


Sent Us
COUNTRY
Holland
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Latvia
Lithuania
Morocco
Panama
Poland
Roumania
Russia
S. Africa
Spain
Syria


705


NO.
5
25
1
3
9
66
3
2
98
63
234
6
1
7


Of The Foreign-Born





Sitizelslip


Native-Born
Citizen By
Relation
Naturalized
Alien


1954


1946


No. % No. %


3367


200
473
32


82.7

4.9
11.6


2321


75.0


No
Figures
689 22.3
84 2.7


ELEMENTARY
HIGH SCHOOL
COLLEGE
FOREIGN-BORN*


1954
No. %
923 25.4
1588 43.8
1002 27.6


115 (3.2%) of the 705 foreign-
born did not indicate schooling
SCHOOL LEVEL ATTAINED OVER AGE OF 6


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MARITAL STATUS


PEOPLE OVER 16

SINGLE
MARRIED
WIDOWED
DIVORCED
SEPARATED


1954
N. %
457 16.4
2127 76.4
155 5.6
38 1.4
6 .2


,) THERE ARE 86 INTERMARRIAGES
1954 -6.5 Out of Every 100 Families Are Intermarried
1946 10 Out of Every 100 Families Were Intermarried
1954- In 8.7 Out of 10 Intermarriages Wife Is Non-Jewish
1946- In 8 Out of 10 Intermarriages Wife Was Non-Jewish


1946

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THIS IS HOW WE MAKE OUR LIVING


PROFESSIONALS AND
SEMI-PROFESSIONALS


PROPRIETORS, MANAGERS
AND OFFICIALS


CLERICAL AND
SALES


CRAFTSMEN, OPERATIVES
AND LABORERS


%o OF ALL GAINFULLY EMPLOYED


1954 14.7


1946


59.1


13.0


48.0


21.9


4.3


31.0


AT PRESENT 7.3% OF ALL MALES OVER 21 ARE RETIRED. 1.1% OF ALL ADULTS OVER 21 ARE UNEMPLOYED, SEEKING WORK


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ReligiouA


AFFILIATION


CENTER
MEMBERSHIP 775


TEMPLE
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ETZ HAYIM
100


1954 IN 4 OUT OF 5 FAMILIES SOME MEMBER BELONGS TO SYNAGOGUE OR TEMPLE
1946 IN 3 OUT OF 5 FAMILIES SOME MEMBER BELONGED TO SYNAGOGUE OR TEMPLE







I SCHOOL


ATTENDING
JEWISH CENTER JEWISH TEMPLE ETZ HAYIM 1954
SUNDAY SCHOOL 398 229 4 out of 5
HEBREW SCHOOL 343 8 10 2 out of 4

IN 1954 2 OUT OF 4 ATTEND HEBREW SCHOOL 50%
IN 1946 1 OUT OF 4 ATTENDED HEBREW SCHOOL 25%
IN 1954 4 OUT OF 5 ATTEND SUNDAY OR HEBREW SCHOOL 80%
IN 1946 2 OUT OF 3 ATTENDED SUNDAY OR HEBREW SCHOOL 66.7%
*CHILDREN AGED 6 TO 16


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We affiliate with 22 Jewish organizations


AFFILIATED
MEN (over age 20) 1055 78.2%
WOMEN (overage 20) 1076 80.2o


-UNAFFILIATED
294 21.8o


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20.7% of all persons over age 20 are unaffiliated

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* 1946- IN 4 OUT OF EVERY 5 FAMILIES SOME
MEMBER BELONGED TO ONE OR MORE LOCAL JEW-
ISH ORGANIZATION. 1 OUT OF 3, 33.3% (OVER
AGE OF 20) HAD NO AFFILIATION.


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< JEWISH CENTER
JEWISH TEMPLE
ETZ HAYIM
CENTER MEN'S CLUB
TEMPLE BROTHERHOOD
CENTER SISTERHOOD
TEMPLE SISTERHOOD
ETZ HAYIM SISTERHOOD
B NAI B'RITH IAEN
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY WOMEN
COUNTRY CLUB


'S COMMITTEE


FARBAND
HADASSAH
I 0 O.F. ISRAEL LODGE
JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
LADIES' HEBREW SHELTERING AID SOCIETY
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
PROGRESSIVE CREDIT UNION
Y M.H.A
ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA


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164 FAMILIES (12%) LIVE IN SPRING


SPRINGFIELD









DOWNTOWN
OR BEACHES


FIELD


29% LIVED IN SPRINGFIELD IN 1946

409 FAMILIES (31%) LIVE IN RIVERSIDE
45% LIVED IN RIVERSIDE IN 1946

696 FAMILIES (53%) LIVE IN SOUTHSIDE
20% LIVED IN SOUTHSIDE IN 1946


54 FAMILIES (4%) LIVE IN DOWNTOWN OR AT BEACHES to,
6% LIVED DOWNTOWN OR AT BEACHES IN 1946


63 FAMILIES PLAN TO MOVE TO SOUTHSIDE
3 FAMILIES PLAN TO MOVE TO RIVERSIDE
2 FAMILIES PLAN TO MOVE TO DOWNTOWN OR BEACHES
1 FAMILY PLANS TO. MOVE TO SPRINGFIELD
10 FAMILIES PLAN TO MOVE OUT OF TOWN


PREDICTIONS
FOR NEXT IN 1946
5 YEARS

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JACKSONVILLE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL


HONORARY PRESIDENTS

PRESIDENT


VICE PRE


LEONARD MOSS
SAM WOLFSON

P. N. COLEMAN

MRS. FELIX GLICKSTEIN
SSAM GREEN
ROBERT JACOBS
SIDENTS J. L. KIPNIS
SMAX RUBIN
MRS. A. E. STEIN
BEN STEIN

TREASURER SAM H. SIEGEL

AUDITOR R. M. RIDERS


under the technical direction of Ben Stark, Executive Director




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