Arnold Dashefsky, born in 1942, is a professor at the University of Connecticut who has written several books on the topics relating to Jewish ethnicity, culture, ideologies, among others.
Dashefsky is currently director of the North American Jewish Data Bank.
One of Dashefsky's key theses is that Jewish identity is taken for granted in populations, such as Israel where Jews make up a majority of the population. Furthermore, he has asserted that the number of Jews in the United States is roughly the same as the number of Jews in Israel. Hence, he feels that Jewish identity should be no less strong in either nation.American Sociological Association
Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life (Director)