American Jewish Year Book 2015: The Annual Record of the by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin

By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin

This yr booklet, now in its a hundred and fifteenth 12 months, presents perception into significant traits within the North American Jewish groups and is the yearly list of the North American Jewish groups. the 1st chapters of half I study Jewish immigrant teams to the U.S. and Jewish existence on campus. Chapters on “National Affairs” and “Jewish Communal Affairs” study the year’s occasions. 3 chapters examine the demography and geography of the U.S., Canada, and global Jewish populations. half II offers Jewish Federations, Jewish group facilities, social carrier organisations, nationwide agencies, in a single day camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. the ultimate chapters current nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; educational assets, together with Jewish stories courses, books, articles web content, and learn libraries; and lists of significant occasions long ago 12 months, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

For these drawn to the North American Jewish community—scholars, carrier services, volunteers—this quantity certainly offers the only top resource of knowledge at the constitution, dynamics, and ongoing non secular, political, and social demanding situations confronting the group. it's going to be at the bookshelf of every body attracted to tracking the dynamics of switch within the Jewish groups of North America.

Sidney Goldstein, Founder and Director, inhabitants experiences and coaching heart, Brown college, and Alice Goldstein, inhabitants stories and Traini

ng heart, Brown University

The American Jewish yr Book is a special and worthy source for Jewish group execs. it really is half almanac, listing, encyclopedia and all jointly a quantity to have inside effortless succeed in. it's the most sensible, concise diary of tendencies, occasions, and personalities of curiosity for the previous 12 months. we must always all welcome the 12 months Book’s ebook as an indication of energy for the Jewish neighborhood.

Brenda Gevertz, govt Director, JPRO community, the Jewish expert source Organization

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Rather, economic policies drove out affluent Cubans of all backgrounds. ” A survey conducted by the Jewish Chamber of Commerce in Cuba shortly before the revolution found that nearly the entire population was self-employed. Seventy-five percent were in small scale retail trade, 15 % owned larger stores, and 10 % were involved in the production of consumer goods (Levine 2010, p. 236). Accordingly, a large percentage of all Cuban Jews exited the island by the early 1960s, with about 85 % settling in Miami.

They came here to have the house and the swimming pool and the two cars and the job and the money (Gold 2007, p. 187). J. Gold Despite their ambivalence about living in the US, however, Israelis have been active in building a life for themselves and in becoming US citizens. In fact, Israeli immigrants have developed many organizations to resolve their misgivings about being abroad. Community activities include socializing with other Israelis; living near co-ethnics (and within Jewish communities); consuming Hebrew-language media (produced in both the US and Israel); frequenting Israeli restaurants and nightclubs; attending co-ethnic social events and celebrations; joining Israeli associations; working with other Israelis; consuming goods and services provided by Israeli professionals and entrepreneurs; keeping funds in Israeli banks; sending children to Israeli-oriented activities; raising money for Israeli causes; calling family and friends in Israel; and hosting Israeli visitors.

This number of organizations exceeds that created by other middle class immigrant groups in Los Angeles, including Iranians and Soviet Jews. Prior to the late 1980s, American Jewish organizations delivered few (if any) resources to Israeli emigrants. More recently, these organizations have come to view Israelis as providing a vital, new, Jewish-identified population to an otherwise shrinking and aging community. The Israeli presence is especially appreciated in older urban neighborhoods, where large numbers of local Jews have recently departed for more family-friendly suburban locations or retirement communities.

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