Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor

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(1944-) Sociologist; born in Switzerland but reared in Budapest, from which he emigrated to the United States during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Director of the Center for Jewish Studies of the Graduate School of CUNY and of its Jewish Outreach Institute. B.A., Brooklyn College, 1967; M.A., New School for Social Research, 1970; Ph.D., Rutgers University (1975). President, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, 1983-1988.

Mayer has completed major studies of Jewish-Gentile courtship, marriage, and child rearing, including Love and Tradition: Marriage Between Jews and Christians (Plenum 1985), and has examined Orthodox and Hasidic communities in New York in From Suburb to Shtetl (Temple University Press 1979).

J. Alan Winter

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