Will the Real Immigrant Please Stand Up? Transferring Models of Jewish Acculturation for Soviet Jews to the Unaffiliated American Jew

By Linda Pattashnick Klonsky, Miriam Prum-Hess, Ellen Bernhardt

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

With minimal adjustments, models of Jewish acculturation for new Americans from the former Soviet Union can be applied to reach unaffiliated American Jews. Both groups lack a Jewish education, a positive Jewish identity, and financial commitment to the Jewish community. Acculturation programming, such as welcoming activities, family-to-family matching, and the transitional school, can be used successfully to reach the unaffiliated.

Topic: Immigration, Jewish Identification, Outreach

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Klonsky, Linda Pattashnick. Prum-Hess, Miriam. Bernhardt, Ellen. Will the Real Immigrant Please Stand Up? Transferring Models of Jewish Acculturation for Soviet Jews to the Unaffiliated American Jew. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3346


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