In 2010,THE ASSOCIATED completed the Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study.
And so much more!!
Baltimore has 3,900 Jewish seniors over the age of 85, an increase of 166 percent since 1999; 18 percent of Jewish seniors living alone are below 150 percent of Federal poverty levels
Some 3,400 households sought assistance for a physical or developmental disability in the last 10 years; 21 percent of families with children sought help for a child with a learning disability in the last decade
Forty-six percent of households feel Baltimore Jewish organizations are remote and not relevant
Only 14 percent of non-Orthodox 18-34-year-olds feel it is important to be part of a Jewish community; 54 percent say being Jewish is very important
Forty-seven percent of Jewish Baltimoreans were born outside the area; two-thirds of non-Orthodox Jewish newcomers do not feel connected to the community
Only 21 percent of non-Orthodox 18-34-year-olds feel very emotionally connected to Israel; 69 percent of those who traveled to Israel report feeling a strong attachment to the Jewish state
* Source: 2010 Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study