Annual Assessments

2019 Annual Assessment

Global Trends and Policy Recommendations
Integrated Anti-Semitism Index: Europe and the US
Special Chapters: Jewish Creativity and Cultural Outputs


Shmuel Rosner


Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Dov Maimon, Gitit Paz-Levi, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Adar Schiber, Rami Tal, Shalom Salomon Wald


Barry Geltman

2019 Annual Assessment

Jewish culture is flourishing. Creative work that is varied and compelling, and that engages with the Jewish people’s past, present, and future, is being produced in the world’s two major centers of Jewish life, Israel and the United States. Jewish culture creators in both centers are interacting in meaningful ways; the geographic and cultural distances between them are described in literary texts and on film and television screens – sometimes in stark relief, sometimes deliberately blurred. This review will summarize the past year’s major trends in Jewish culture.