Spotlight on Soviet Jewry: Absorption in the USA - Challenge and Prospect

By Gaynor I. Jacobson

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1975

This article reviews the history of Jewish immigration from the Soviet Union to the United States. It also provides an historical perspective of the acculturation process of Soviet Jewry. The author argues that Soviet Jews who chose to emigrate did so for a number of reasons: in order to legitimize the efforts of those dissidents before them; to provide a future for their children; for religious reasons; or to escape the impoverished repression of the Soviet Union. According to the author, it was this emigrating mass of poor Soviet Jews that helped create the eighty-eight Jewish communities that exist in the United States today. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 52:2

Topic: Immigration, Acculturation, Cultural Sensitivity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 52/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: USSR

Language: English

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Jacobson, Gaynor I. Spotlight on Soviet Jewry: Absorption in the USA - Challenge and Prospect. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1975: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=518


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