Sunday, October 23, 2005

Palm Beach, Jewish life

What is new under the sun? lots of jewish people.

Palm Beach Post :

...But the most startling evidence of Palm Beach County's transformation into one of the world's leading centers of Jewish life will come next month, when the county's two Jewish federations — one based in Boca, the other in West Palm — reveal the results of a population study.
It's expected to show that there are 254,300 Jews in the county, representing more than 20 percent of the overall population of about 1.2 million.
That means one out of every five local residents is Jewish.
And that means Palm Beach County tops every metropolitan area in the country by a wide margin. Even the closest rival, metropolitan New York City, has a Jewish population that represents only 9.7 percent of the overall population...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 12:26 AM


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