Community Portrait

Community Portrait

About the Project


The Community Portrait is designed to provide an in-depth look into what makes up our community in Greater Philadelphia. The survey is being conducted by the research firm Westat and has been commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Households that have been randomly selected to participate in the survey will be notified by mail beginning on January 28, 2019. In addition, focus groups will be recruited from around the region.

The final and supplemental reports will be available in Fall 2019.



Survey respondents often have questions or concerns about how to take the survey, accessibility, or survey confidentiality. If your question is not listed, please contact us, and we will be happy to get back to you.

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commissioning organization

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the central philanthropic and volunteer address for Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's mission is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources to address the community's most critical priorities in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and around the world.



Research Firm


Westat, founded in 1963, is one of the top statistical survey organizations across the US and abroad. Westat is a leader in study design, analysis, and data collection. They are particularly skilled in obtaining data from hard-to-reach populations. Westat has offices in six US states, as well as international offices in China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand.