In Our Footsteps: Israeli Immigration to the U.S. and Los Angeles

By Pini Herman, David LaFontaine

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), University of Southern California, 1982

This study explores Israeli migration and Jewish Identity Patterns in the U.S. and Los Angeles. The study's findings include: Demographic data - age, sex, ethnic, occupation, income, education and geographic distribution in the U.S.; residential patterns in Los Angeles; rates and patterns of immigration, emigration and naturalization; population estimates, Jewish identity data - Jewish organizational affiliation, giving, friendship patterns, religious observance, and education to children. Comparisons are made to Jewish populations in Los Angeles and Israel. Findings: there are approximately 100,000 Israelis in the U.S. and approximately 10,000 to 12,000 in Los Angeles. Israeli immigrants live where American Jews live and generally behave as Jewishly conscious American Jews do. They fit the common patterns found in other new immigrant groups. Recommendations for the improvement of interaction and communal services are made.

Topic: Israel-Diaspora Relations, Scholarship, Demography, Research, Academic Research, Diaspora Relations, Israeli Jews, Residential Patterns, Diaspora, Immigration, Higher Education, Study, US-Israel Relations

Name of Publication: HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly School of Jewish Communal Service) Masters Theses

Genre: Thesis/Dissertation

Coverage: Los Angeles, California , United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Herman, Pini. LaFontaine, David. In Our Footsteps: Israeli Immigration to the U.S. and Los Angeles. HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly School of Jewish Communal Service) Masters Theses. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR),University of Southern California. 1982: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11688


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