A Quarter Century of Change: Rhode Island Jewry, 1963-1987

By Sidney Goldstein, Calvin Goldscheider, Alice Goldstein

Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, November 1988

The authors document the history of American Jewry in Rhode Island. They identify the Rhode Island Jewish Federation as a key organization among American Jewish communities in undertaking studies to assess where the community has been, where it is now and where it will be going. The authors find that while the number of Jewish households has remained stable, the number of individuals has declined. The author also finds that Jews have become more considerably diffused throughout the state and that the proportion of foreign born Jews in Rhode Island has aged and declined over the years. The authors also note that divorce rates have risen considerably, but they are still low compared to the general population. The authors conclude by asserting that there is still a relatively strong core of the Jewish population that is characterized by a relative high degree of involvement in the Jewish community of Rhode Island.

Topic: Jewish Organizations, Family, Affiliation, Demography

Name of Publication: Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes

Volume/Issue: Vol. 10 / Issue 2

Page Number(s): 93-114

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: Rhode Island

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Goldstein, Sidney. Goldscheider, Calvin. Goldstein, Alice. A Quarter Century of Change: Rhode Island Jewry, 1963-1987. Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes. Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association. November 1988: 93-114. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3864


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