Research Associate, Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, Avraham
Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem
Areas of Specialization: Demographic Statistics; Ethnicity; Family Demography;
Migration; Historical Demography and History of Demography
Subjects of Study: Demography of the FSU, especially of (ex-) Soviet Jewry; Demography of Jews in Twentieth-Century Central-Eastern Europe; Demography of the
Contemporary Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora; Soviet Censuses; The Kulischer Family – Scholars of
“Demography of the Contemporary Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora,” Z. Gitelman (ed.),
The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-Speaking Immigrants in the United States,
Israel, and Germany. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016, pp. 23-40.
“Demographic Transformations among
Ex-Soviet Migrants in Israel,” E. Lederhendler and U. Rebhun (eds.), Research
in Jewish Demography and Identity. Boston, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2015, pp. 146-168.
"Jewish Demography: From the
Soviet Past to the Post-Soviet Present," M. Beizer (ed.), History of
the Jews in Russia: From the Revolution of 1917 to the Fall of the Soviet Union.
Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2015, pp. 315-337 [in
for the Demographic Study of the Jews in the Former Soviet Union,” Studies
in Contemporary Jewry (New
York), 2014, Vol. 27, pp. 160-177.
Him London was a Fruitful Transitory Stop: The Migrant’s Destiny of Miron
Kantorowicz,” Jewish Journal of Sociology (London), 2014,
Vol. 56, No. 1-2, pp. 99-117.
Jews in Georgia in the Late Soviet Period: A Demographic Profile,” G.
Akhiezer, R. Enoch and S. Weinstein (eds.), Studies in Caucasian, Georgian,
and Bukharan Jewry: Historical, Sociological, and Cultural Aspects. Ariel
University, Institute for Research of Jewish Communities of the Caucasus and
Central Asia, 2014, pp. 102-116.
- “Demography of the Contemporary Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora,” Paper presented
at the conference on the contemporary Russian-speaking Jewish Diaspora, Harvard University, 13-15 November, 2011.
since World War I [up to the 21st Century]," The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe / Online Edition, 2010.
since World War I [up to the 21st Century]," ibid.
Marriage and Post-Soviet Aliyah,” S. Reinharz and S.
DellaPergola (eds.), Jewish Intermarriage Around the World.
New Brunswick, USA
and London, UK: Transaction Publishers,
2009, pp. 89-104.
- “Post-Soviet Aliyah and Jewish Demographic Transformation” Paper presented at the
15th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 2-6 August, 2009.
- “The Demographic Profile of the Bukharan Jews in the Late Soviet Period,” I. Baldauf, M. Gammer and T.
Loy (eds.), Bukharan Jews in the 20th Century: History,
Experience and Narration. Wiesbaden:
Reichert-Verlag, 2008, pp. 77-90.
- “Demography of North Caucasian Jewry: A Note on Population Dynamics and Shifting Identity,” M. Gammer (ed.), Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State
in the Caucasus: Post-Soviet Disorder.
London and New York: Routledge, 2008, pp. 212-224.
since World War I [up to the 21st Century],” G.D. Hundert (ed.), The
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.
New Haven, CT:
Yale University Press, 2008, pp.
since World War I [up to the 21st Century],” ibid, pp. 1434-1440.
- "PopulationTrends in the Russian Federation: Reflections on the Legacy of Soviet Censorship and Distortions of Demographic Statistics," Eurasian
Geography and Economics (Columbia,
MD), 2008, Vol. 49, No. 1,
Jews in the Three Post-Soviet Slavic Countries: Selected Population
Trends," W. Moskovich and L. Finberg (eds.), Jews and Slavs,
Vol. 19. Jerusalem and Kiev: Hebrew
[Ukrainian] Institute of Jewish Studies, 2008, pp. 200-208.
Jewish Demography, 1989-2004,” Z. Gitelman and Y. Ro’i (eds.), Revolution,
Repression and Revival: The Soviet Jewish Experience. Lanham, MD:
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, pp. 283-311.
- “After the Exodus:
Post-Soviet Jewry in the Contemporary World,” V.A. Iontsev (ed.), International Migration: Economics and Politics. Moscow:
2006, pp. 62-70.
- "Contemporary Trends in Family Formation among the Jews in Russia,” Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe (Jerusalem), 2006,
No. 2 (57), pp. 5-23.
Jewish Women in the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation and other Successor
States,” P. Hyman and D. Ofer (eds.), Jewish Women: A
Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Jerusalem:
Shalvi Publishing; Jewish Publication Society of America.
CD-ROM edition, 2006.
- “EthnicComposition of Kazakhstan on the Eve of the Second World War: Re-Evaluation of the 1939 Soviet Census Results,” Central Asian Survey (London), 2006, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, pp.
Conceptions in Contemporary Russia’s Fertility,” Research Note Prepared for the European Population Conference,
Liverpool, UK, 21-24 June, 2006 (with O. Antonova and E. Andreev).
Jewish Diaspora in Global Context: Human Development Correlates of
Population Trends,” Israel
Studies (Bloomington, IN),
2005, Vol. 10, No.1, pp. 61-95 (with S. DellaPergola
and U. Rebhun).
- “Demographic Trends Among the Jews in the Three Post-Soviet Slavic Republics,” Paper presented at the 14th World
Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem,
31 July - 4 August, 2005.
- “Demographische Trends unter
den Juden der ehemaligen Sowjetunion” (Demographic Trends among the Jews of the
Former Soviet Union), Menora:
Jahrbuch für deutsch-jüdische Geschichte 2004. Band 15. Berlin/Vienna: Philo, 2005, S. 15-44.
- “The Post-Soviet Jewish Population in Russia and the World,” Jews
in Russia and Eastern
2004, No. 1 (52), pp. 37-63.
Aliyah and Jewish Emigration from Russia: Dynamics and Factors,” East
European Jewish Affairs (London), 2003, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 71-96.
- “Rossiiskaia emigratsiia v Izrail /
Emigration en Israël hors de Russie,” Naselenie i obshchestvo / Population et Société
(Moscow), 2003, No. 71, pp. 1-4.
of the Jews in the Former Soviet Union: Yesterday and Today,” Z.
Gitelman with M. Glants and M.I. Goldman (eds.), Jewish Life After the USSR.
Indiana University Press, 2003, pp.
from the Russian Federation:
An Analysis of Recent Data,” Jews in Eastern Europe (Jerusalem),
2002, No. 1-2 (47-48), pp. 5-23.
Analysis of Aliyah and Jewish Emigration from Russia,” V.A. Iontsev
(ed.), The World in the Mirror of
International Migration. Moscow:
2002, pp. 171-185.
- “The Failure of Demographic Statistics: A Soviet Response to Population Troubles,”
Paper presented at the IUSSP XXIVth General Population Conference, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, 18-24 August, 2001 [Revised as of 12 July 2012].
Demography of the Former Soviet Union,”
S. DellaPergola and J. Even (eds.), Papers in Jewish Demography
1997. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 2001, pp. 109-139; for
partial internet version, see: “The Post-Soviet Jewish Emigration,” Paper presented at
the European Population Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 7-9 June, 2001.
Population of the Russian Federation, 1989-1999,” W. Moskovich (ed.), Jews and Slavs, Vol. 9. Jerusalem and Vienna: Hebrew University
and University of Vienna, 2001, pp. 305-323 [Hebrew translation published in: The
Jews of the Former Soviet Union in Israel and in the Diaspora (Jerusalem),
2002, Vol. 5 (20-21), pp. 307-324].
Jewish Migration in the Post-Soviet Era,” Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, 2000, Vol. 16,
No. 3, pp. 183-199.
in the Russian Federation:
A Decade of Demographic Decline,” Jews in Eastern Europe (Jerusalem), 1999,
No. 3 (40), pp. 5-36.
- “Jewsin Russia: A Century of Demographic Dynamics,” Paper presented at the
conference “Population of Russia in the 20th Century” (Moscow, 21–22 December,
1998) [partly published in: Diaspory/Diasporas (Moscow), 1999, No. 1, pp. 180-198].
- “Yiddish in the Former Soviet Union Since 1959: A Statistical-Demographic Analysis,” Paper
Presented at the Conference “Yiddish in the Contemporary World”,
University of Oxford, 19-21 April 1998 (Revised as of 4 May 2012) [partly published in: G. Estraikh and M. Krutikov (eds.), Yiddish
in the Contemporary World. Oxford:
European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 1999, pp. 133-146].
Jewish Emigration and Population Decline in Russia,”
Jews in Eastern Europe (Jerusalem),
1998, No. 1 (35), pp. 5-24.
Trends among the Jews in the Three
of the Former USSR:
A Comparative Analysis,” S. DellaPergola and J. Even (eds.), Papers in
Jewish Demography 1993. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 1997, pp. 147-175.
- “The Interrelationship between Emigration and the Socio-Demographic Profile of Russian Jewry,” N. Lewin-Epstein, Y. Ro’i and P. Ritterband (eds.), Russian
Jews on Three Continents. London: Frank Cass, 1997, pp. 147-176.
- “Ethnicity, Religion and Demographic Change in Russia: Russians, Tatars and Jews,” Evolution or Revolution in European Population (European
Population Conference, Milano 1995), Vol. 2. Milan: EAPS and IUSSP, 1996, pp.
World and Regional Jewish Population Projections: Russian Republic, 1994-2019 (Interim Report). Jerusalem: The Avraham Harman Institute of
Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (with S. DellaPergola and U. Rebhun).
Jewish Population of Russia,
Jews in Eastern Europe (Jerusalem),
1996, No. 3 (31), pp. 5-19.
- “Modernization of Demographic Behaviour in the Muslim Republics of the Former USSR,”
Y. Ro’i (ed.), Muslim Eurasia:
Conflicting Legacies. London: Frank Cass, 1995, pp. 231-253.
“The Soviet Censuses of 1937 and 1939: Some Problems of Data Evaluation,” Paper presented at the International Conference on Soviet
Population in the 1920s and 1930s, Toronto, 27-29 January, 1995 [Revised as of 30 May, 2009].
in Soviet Jewish Demography since the Second World War,” Y. Ro’i
(ed.), Jews and Jewish Life in Russia
and the Soviet Union. London: Frank Cass, 1995,
that Came in from the Cold,” Jews in Eastern
Europe (Jerusalem), 1994, No. 3 (25), pp. 79-84.
- “Changes in the Composition of the Jewish Population of the USSR: Aging and the Marriage Market," Yahadut
1994, Vol. 9, pp. 243-258 [in Hebrew].
in the Russian Republic since the Second World War: The
Dynamics of Demographic Erosion,” International Population Conference, Montreal 1993,
Vol. 3. Liège: IUSSP, 1993, pp. 99-111.
- “Some Basic Trends in
Soviet Jewish Demography,” U.O. Schmelz and S. DellaPergola (eds.), Papers
in Jewish Demography 1989. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 1993, pp. 237-243
Balance of Births and Deaths among Soviet Jewry,” Jews and Jewish
Topics in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (Jerusalem), 1992, No. 2 (18), pp. 13-26.
“Jewish Marriages in the USSR: A Demographic Analysis,” East European
Jewish Affairs (London),
1992, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 3-19.
For Russian language
publications, see: Публикации на русском языке