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Rabbi Ryan Bauer of Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco speaks at the National Convening on Jewish Poverty in San Francisco, March 19 (Photo/Courtesy Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

How many local Jews struggle with poverty?

Many stereotypes have a nugget of truth in them, including the notion that Jews have money. A 2016 national Pew study showed that among 25 American religious groups, Jews had the lowest percentage of households earning $30,000 or less, and the highest — 44 percent — earning more than $100,000. But a more complex picture…
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