Annual Assessments

2020 Annual Assessment

Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People

Annual Assessment

תש”פ | 2020


Project Head

Shmuel Rosner


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


Barry Geltman
Rami Tal

2020 Annual Assessment

The Annual Assessment’s Demographic Index presents data on the world Jewish population, main demographic trends, and inflection points or major events of the past year. This year, we naturally chose to emphasize the potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the social, economic, and political developments that it has sparked with regard to Jewish migration trends. Beyond the hard data, a fair number of the forecasts that appear here are, necessarily, informed guesses whose actualization should be monitored over the coming months.