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Gender and American Jews
Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life
Harriet Hartman, Moshe Hartman; Sylvia Barack Fishman, pref.

HBI Series on Jewish Women

2009 • 312 pp. 44 charts, 110 tables 6 x 9"
Gender Studies / Jewish Studies

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-756-9
$7.99 Ebook, 978-1-58465-827-6

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Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education and Family in Contemporary Life is an important book about the gendered life of American Jews. Indeed... [continued in Reviews below]”—Shofar

A much-anticipated sociological analysis of gender components in contemporary American Jewish life based on the most recent population data

In Gender and American Jews, Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman interpret the results of the two most recent National Jewish Population Surveys. Building on their critical work in Gender Equality and American Jews (1996), and drawing on relevant sociological work on gender, religion, and secular achievement, this new book brings their analysis of gendered patterns in contemporary Jewish life right to the present moment.

The first part of the book examines the distinctiveness of American Jews in terms of family behavior, labor-force patterns, and educational and occupational attainment. The second investigates the interrelationships between “Jewishness” and religious, economic, and family behavior, including intermarriage. Deploying an engaging assortment of charts and graphs and a rigorous grasp of statistics, the Hartmans provide a multifaceted portrait of a multidimensional population.

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Reviews / Endorsements

Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education and Family in Contemporary Life is an important book about the gendered life of American Jews. Indeed, it is more than that; it is a glimpse into the gendered dimensions of a population that should provide the litmus test of how far we have come and/or still need to go in contemporary U.S.A. when we speak about gender parity. . . The next National Jewish Population Survey, and all of us who do research on, by, and for Jews, can only benefit from the intelligent, careful, and insightful analysis of these authors.”—Shofar

“Robert Liberles’ book Jews Welcome Coffee adds considerably to our understanding of the effects of the importation, sale, and preparation of coffee on German Jewry during the 18th century.” —


Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, social science, anthropology, and folklore category Commendation

HARRIET HARTMAN is Professor of Sociology, Rowan University, and President of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. MOSHE HARTMAN is a retired Professor of Sociology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

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