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Los Angeles Jewish Population Study Shows Decline in Intermarriage

March 29, 1967
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Intermarriage within Jewish households has decreased since 1959, according to a Jewish population study completed by the Jewish Federation-Council’s Research Service Bureau, Current percentage of intermarriage per Jewish household is estimated at 5,4 percent as compared to 6,3 in 1959, when the United Jewish Welfare Fund-supported Bureau undertook its previous Jewish population study.

The current report submitted by bureau director Fred Massarik gives an intermarriage breakdown according to residential community. Lowest percentage of intermarriage was found in the San Fernando Valley. Fringe areas registered no intermarriage, while the Valley core percentage was estimated at 2.2

Highest percentage is in the Baldwin Hills-Westchester area — 7.7, with Beverly Hills and West at 7.4. Percent of intermarriage in other community households were estimated as fellows: Hollywood, 4.4; Beverly-Fairfax, 3.2; Wilshire-Fairfax, 5.5; Beverlywood-Cheviot Hills, 6.7 and Santa Monica, 5.4.

Intermarriage in 1951 was estimated as averaging 4.8 percent of Jewish households in the Greater Los Angeles area.

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