2016 Annual Assessment

Annual Assessment 2016

Dr. Shlomo Fischer

Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Susanne Cohen-Weisz, Rémi Daniel, Chaya Ekstein, Dan Feferman, Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Simon Luxemburg, David Landes, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, Shmuel Rosner, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Shalom Solomon Wald, Einat Wilf

Barry Geltman
Rami Tal

2016 Annual Assessment

2015-16 saw slight changes to the size and demographic trends of the Jewish people worldwide. We especially note the growth of the Jewish population in Israel (including those of “no religion” covered by the Law of Return) by 130,000 individuals, the growth of immigrants to Israel (a continuation of the trend we observed in the previous two years), and the stability of the high fertility rates of over three children per Jewish woman in Israel. Therefore, we decided to keep the Demography gauge unchanged from last year.