Resettling Unfunded, Unattached Soviet Refugees in Small U.S. Communities

By Madeleine Tress

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1991

The resettlement of Soviet fews in the United States has largely been the responsibility of intermediate and large cities with comprehensive federation/agency/synagogue infrastructures. In 1990, 34 small U.S. communities, mostly in the Northeast, Midwest, and South, resettled individuals who were designated as privately funded and unattached; that is, refugees who were both ineligible for public funding and had no relatives in the United States. A telephone survey of these communities revealed that raising funds for resettlement was not a problem; rather, there are limits to voluntarism, which cannot substitute for professional services within the Jewish community.

Topic: Social Services, Immigration, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 68/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Tress, Madeleine. Resettling Unfunded, Unattached Soviet Refugees in Small U.S. Communities. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1991: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3225


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