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the eleventh largest Jewish community in the country, consists of 130,000
persons living in 55,700 Jewish households. Of these 130,000 persons, 123,000 are Jewish.
The population in Jewish households decreased from 219,000 persons in 1975 to 121,000
persons in 2004. After this three-decade decrease, the population in Jewish households has
now increased due to an increase in Hispanic Jews, Israelis, Orthodox Jews, and persons
under age 35.
53% (68,600 persons) of the Jewish population live in North Dade; 31% (40,200 persons), in
South Dade; and 16% (20,900 persons), in The Beaches.
14,700 Jewish adults are Hispanic and 24,400 persons live in households with one or more
Hispanic Jewish adults. 17,200 Jewish adults are Sephardic and 31,200 persons live in households with one or more Sephardic Jewish adults. 9,000 Jewish adults are Israeli and 18,100 persons live in households with one or more Israeli adults. 4,500 persons live in households from
the former Soviet Union. In total, 33% of Jewish adults are foreign born, the highest of about
50 American Jewish communities.
31% (40,200 persons) of the population are age 65 and over, including
16% (20,800 persons) who are age 75
and over. The 31% compares to 13%
for all Americans. 19% (24,000 persons) are age 17 and under.
Of the 55,700 Jewish households, 23%
contain children age 0-17; 31%, a single person living alone; and 28%, a
married couple with no children living
The median household income is
$96,000 (in 2017 dollars).
11% of households are Orthodox, 26%
are Conservative, 31% are Reform, and
33% are Just Jewish. 28% of Jews never
attend synagogue services and 22%
attend once per month or more. 16%
of married couples are intermarried.
Aventura • Coconut Grove • Coral Gables • Homestead • Kendall
Miami • Miami Beach • Miami Lakes • Naranja Lakes • N. Bay Village
N. Miami Beach • N. Miami • S. Miami • Sunny Isles • Surfside
36% of households are synagogue
members, 91% of whom are members
of a synagogue located in Miami. Of
those who are synagogue members,
43% are members of an Orthodox
synagogue; 25%, a Conservative synagogue; 30%, a Reform synagogue, and
1%, a Reconstructionist synagogue.
12% of households are members of
one of the three Jewish Community Centers (JCCs). 31% of households participated in a JCC
activity in the past year. 24% of households are members of some Jewish organization, such
as B’nai B’rith or Hadassah.
71% of households have visited Israel, the highest percentage of about 35 comparison
Jewish communities. 62% of respondents are extremely or very emotionally attached to
Israel, the highest percentage of about 35 comparison Jewish communities.
12% of Jewish adults experienced anti-Semitism in Miami in the past year. 38% of Jewish
adults perceive a great deal or a moderate amount of anti-Semitism in Miami, a decrease
from 73% in 1994 and 49% in 2004. 20% of respondents personally heard unfair criticism
of Israel in Miami in the past year.
61% of households donated to a Jewish charity in the past year; 65%, to a non-Jewish charity; and 37%, to a Jewish Federation, including 32% who donated to the Greater Miami
Source: Sheskin, Ira M. 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study: A Portrait of Jewish Miami (2015) (Miami:
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation).
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