Jews in the European Community: Sociodemographic Trends and Challenges

By Sergio DellaPergola

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1993

At the start of 1993, the European continent was emitting ambivalent and troubling political signals. Ramifications of major geopolitical changes were not fully understood or absorbed and sparked a massive wave of international migrations. These developments accounted for growing social turmoil and outbursts of xenophobia. As such, the status of Jewish communities within the framework of the European Community (EC) aroused anxiety. This article reviews the major sociodemographic processes that currently characterize the Jewish population with the EC. Basic historical background is provided, and brief attention is paid to a few issues of broader significance for the present and future of Western European Jewry.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Continuity, History, Diplomacy, Jewish Identity, Employment, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Aging, Demography, Religious Denominations, Elderly, Jobs, Intermarriage, International Relations, Jewish Identification, Education, Geography, Family, Marriage, Fertility, Identity

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 93

Page Number(s): 25-84

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

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DellaPergola, Sergio. Jews in the European Community: Sociodemographic Trends and Challenges. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1993: 25-84. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=17719


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