Posts Tagged ‘jewish trivia’

Worldwide Jewish Population Growth is roughly 0%

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The global population grows by roughly 1.4% each year, yet in a recent study, the global Jewish population grew by just 0.3%. That means the Jewish population is shrinking, compared to the rest of the world’s population.

Of the 13.3 million Jews in the world, almost 40% live in Israel, and a whopping 46%(6.5 million) live in the United States! In all, 90% of the Jewish population resides in just five countries — The U.S., Israel, France, Canada, Britain and Russia.

Prior to World War II, the Jewish population was over 17 million people. It dropped to nearly 11 million following the Holocaust, and although it rebounded to 12 million within 13 years, it took another 40 years to gain another million people.

What does the future hold for the Jews? One study suggested that by 2080 the Jewish population in Israel would double to roughly 10 million Jews, while the American Jewish population would decline by almost one-third.

Food for thought as you choose between Jdate and to find your beshert :)

To read more about these statistics, please visit our source. All statistics are based on a 2001 study. Statistics vary.

A new look for MJP

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

You’ve probably noticed by now… We’ve taken down the tarps to reveal that we aren’t the same old My Jewish Portal.

But the improvements aren’t skin deep.  My Jewish Portal is on it’s way to being the only website you’ll need to visit to find out everything that’s going on at your synagogue, in your community and around the world!

In the “Our World” section you’ll see some new calendars, including Shabbat and Havdallah candle lighting times for your city and Jewish Holidays for every year from now until the time that something really cool replaces the internet completely.  You’ll also find continuously updated Jewish News, a weekly 10-line summary of the current Torah Portion, and little bits of Jewish trivia.  Sorry, but you no longer have an excuse for not knowing relevant Jewish “stuff”.

In the “My Community” section, take a look at our new and improved Community Calendar.  It sorts and filters in more ways than anyone really needs, but will no-doubt keep you entertained for hours.  We’ve always had the Singles and Tikkun Olam calendars, but take a quick look at the Top Events scrolling windows on your homepage, and the dropdowns on top of the community calendar.  We’ve added a voting system so that you can show support for the events you like, and recommend to others.  With that voting capability, we can help you find the most popular and exciting Jewish things going on in your neck of the woods.

Yes, my friends, we are well on our way to creating the most dynamic and innovative Jewish community calendar on the web, and we’re so happy you will be joining us on our journey.

We invite your comments, criticism and ideas for what would make even better!  use the Contact Us page to let us know you care.

Until next time… Our regards to the mishpacha.