The Cincinnati Jewish community is growing and diverse—inclusive of all people in Jewish households.
32,100 Jewish adults and children (+6% from 2008)
48,200 people live in 18,900 Jewish households (+24%)
12% of Jewish households have a member who identifies as LGBTQ.
Individuals are choosing to express their Jewish identity in many ways.
59% of Jewish adults attended a Jewish-sponsored program
82% of Jewish adults say that Judaism is part of their daily life
21% of Jewish households belong to a synagogue
There are thousands of vulnerable people in our Jewish community.
28% of Jewish households have insufficient savings for three months to cover unexpected or emergency expenses
26% of Jewish households are not confident in their ability to live comfortably during retirement
17% of Jewish households include someone with a chronic health issue, disability or special need that causes limitation
A dedicated group of volunteer and professional leaders who served on the Community Study Advisory Committee helped us select the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS) and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI) at Brandeis University to conduct the 2019 Cincinnati Jewish Community Study.
Rabbi Robert Barr
Rabbi Laura Baum
Rabbi Lewis Kamrass
About the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute
CMJS/SSRI is a renowned research institute dedicated to the study of American Jewry and religious and cultural identity. Over the past decade, it has worked with more than a dozen Jewish communities to develop studies like ours, using its cutting edge methodology illustrating the characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors unique to Jewish Cincinnati.