Federation to Present Discussion of Pew Survey at Meeting


Dr. Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, advisor to the report on American Jewish life, to speak

Jewish Federation of St. Louis announces Dr. Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz will speak on the Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Jews at a special open meeting of the Board of Trustees at 5 pm on December 16 in the Federation Board Room. Dr. Kotler-Berkowitz is the senior director of research and analysis and director of the Berman Jewish DataBank at Jewish Federations of North America and was an advisor to the Pew survey.

“The Pew survey is the most significant demographic study of the American Jewish community completed since 2000 and has received extensive international news coverage,” says Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., president and CEO of Federation. “We know that people want to know more about how to interpret and act on the findings. As an advisor to the survey, Dr. Kotler-Berkowitz brings valuable insight to us as we explore what the study may mean for our community here in St. Louis.”

Rehfeld notes that Dr. Kotler-Berkowitz will be assisting Jewish Federation of St. Louis in its upcoming demographic study of the Jewish community in St. Louis.

To register for the meeting, email joliver@jfedstl.org by December 15.

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