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Sarah Bunin Benor, a Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College and the University of Southern California, and Jason Bronowitz, a rabbinical student and statistician, are studying Jewish names. The researchers have several questions: Which names do Jews and non-Jews associate with Jews? Who has a “Starbucks name”? Who gives their children Biblical names? Israeli names? Who gives their dogs names like Babka and Afikomen? Porkchop? It should take you (on average) 10-12 minutes to complete the survey. Your participation is voluntary, and you may skip questions or stop any time. You must be at least 18 to participate.

Results will be shared in several venues, including books, articles, and websites. By filling out this survey, you are giving permission for the researchers to include your responses in these venues. To maintain privacy, the survey does not ask for your last name. After you complete the survey, you will have the option of signing up to receive notification when the survey results are available.

If you have questions, you may contact the researchers at sbenor@huc.edu or 213-765-2187. USC Research Office: irb@usc.edu. Project number: UP-19-00486.

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* 1. If you heard of a girl or woman with each of these names, how likely would you be to assume she was Jewish or not?

  0: Definitely not Jewish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10: Definitely Jewish Not familiar with name
Lila
Elisheva
Elizabeth
Rebecca
Rose
Hannah
Maya
Mary
Chava
Rivka
Isabella
Kayla
Eliana

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* 2. If you heard of a boy or man with each of these names, how likely would you be to assume he was Jewish or not?

  0: Definitely not Jewish 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10: Definitely Jewish Not familiar with name
Rafael
Irving
Liam
Richard
Judah
Rafi
Max
Joshua
Adam
Jon
Eliyahu
John
Elijah

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* 3. If you have comments about any of these names, please write them here (optional):

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* 4. Your (current) first name

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* 5. If you heard of someone else with your first name, how likely would you be to assume they were Jewish or not?

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* 6. Why do you consider this name Jewish or not? (optional)

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* 7. Do you ever use a "Starbucks name" (different first name you use for some service encounters)?

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* 8. If you have another nickname or go by different names in different situations, feel free to explain here (optional):

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