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January 19, 2013 8:05 pm

Jewish Population Study Shows Major Growth in Brooklyn Neighborhoods

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. Photo: wiki commons.

JTA – NEW YORK – Two-thirds of Jewish population growth in the New York area has come from two largely Orthodox neighborhoods, a study found.

Two Brooklyn neighborhoods account for a majority of the ten percent increase in overall Jewish population growth in greater New York City over the past decade, according to data released Friday from a demographic study carried out by UJ-Federation of New York. With 1.54 million Jews, the New York area is home to the largest Jewish community in North America.

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