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(Orange and Seminole Counties, the northern sections of Osceola County and the southern sections of Volusia County) consist of 23,000 persons living in 9,000 Jewish households as of 1993. Of these 23,000
persons, 19,000 are Jewish.
The population in Jewish households increased from 17,000 persons in 1985 to 23,000 persons in 1993, the latest year
for which data is available.
12% (2,800 persons) of the population are age 65 and over, including 4% (900 persons) who are age 75 and over. 23%
(2,700 persons) are age 17 and under.
Of the 9,000 Jewish households, 34% contain children age 0-17; 18%, a single person living alone; and 30%, a married
couple with no children living at home.
The median household income is $83,000 (in 2017 dollars).
2% of households are Orthodox, 33% are Conservative, 30% are Reform, and 35% are just Jewish. 33% of Jews never
attend synagogue services and 21% attend once per month or more. 32% of married couples are intermarried.
34% of households are synagogue members. Of those who are synagogue members, 3% are members of an Orthodox
synagogue; 61%, a Conservative synagogue; and 36%, a Reform synagogue.
17% of households are members of the Jewish Community Center (JCC). 36% of households participated in a JCC
activity in the past year. 30% of households are members of some Jewish organization, such as B’nai B’rith or Hadassah.
34% of households have visited Israel.
31% of Jewish adults experienced anti-Semitism in Greater Orlando in the past year. 56% of Jewish adults perceive a
great deal or a moderate amount of anti-Semitism in Greater Orlando.
58% of households donated to a Jewish charity in the past year; 71%, to a non-Jewish charity; and 30%, to the Jewish
Federation of Greater Orlando.
Source: Sheskin, Ira M., The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando Community Study (1993) (Orlando: The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando).
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