The Levantine Jews in the United States

By David D. Pool

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1914

The author discusses the sizeable immigration to America of "Levantine" Sephardic Jews from Turkey, the Balkan states and the Mediterranean region. He estimates 10,000 Levantine Jews are in the US, 80 - 90% of whom live in New York. The author discusses the various linguistic and national sub-groups (e.g. Arabic, Ladino and/or Greek vernacular) within Levantine-American Jewry, their communal institutions, and the attempts of the rest of the American Jewish community to assist in their settlement.

Topic: Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Immigration, Acculturation, Demography, Refugees

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 15

Page Number(s): 207-220

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe , Greece , Middle East , New York, New York , The Balkans , Turkey , United States

Language: English

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Pool, David D. The Levantine Jews in the United States. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1914: 207-220. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5518


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