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A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY AND WHERE THE JEWISH PEOPLE LIVE American Jews, also known as Jewish Americans, are American citizens of the Jewish faith.

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1 A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY AND WHERE THE JEWISH PEOPLE LIVE American Jews, also known as Jewish Americans, are American citizens of the Jewish faith or Jewish ethnicity. The Jewish community in the United States is composed predominantly of Ashkenazi Jews who emigrated from Central and Eastern Europe, adivisions nd their U.S.-born descendants. Minorities from all Jewish ethnic are also represented, including Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, and a number of converts. The American Jewish community manifests a wide range of Jewish cultural traditions, as well as encompassing the full spectrum of Jewish religious observance.

2 PHOTOS OF THE SHULS

3 HOW MANY JEWS LIVE THERE? 5.7 million jews live in america

4 FACTS America is has the second biggest population of Jews after Isreal Places where jews live in america New york New jersey Florida District of columbia Massa chusetts Maryland Connecticut Califonia Pennsy lvania Lilions

5 JEWISH SONGS IN AMERICA Lagadodi adonolam Hava nagila

6 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY Depending on religious definitions and varying population data, the United States is home to the largest or second largest (after Israel) Jewish community in the world. The population of American adherents of Judaism was estimated to be approximately 5,128,000 or 1.7 of the total population (301,621,000); including those who identify themselves culturally as Jewish (but not necessarily religiously), this population was estimated at 6,489,000 (2.2%) as of As a contrast, Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics estimated the Israeli Jewish population was 5,664,000 in 2009 (75.4% of the total population). However, the American Jewish community is shrinking due to intermarriage and low birthrates

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