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 research Jewish immigrant teams to the U.S. and Jewish lifestyles on campus. Chapters on “National Affairs” and “Jewish Communal Affairs” learn the year’s occasions. 3 chapters learn the demography and geography of the U.S., Canada, and international Jewish populations. half II presents Jewish Federations, Jewish neighborhood facilities, social provider corporations, nationwide organisations, 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 some time past 12 months, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

For these attracted to the North American Jewish community—scholars, provider services, volunteers—this quantity unquestionably presents the only most sensible resource of knowledge at the constitution, dynamics, and ongoing spiritual, political, and social demanding situations confronting the neighborhood. it's going to be at the bookshelf of each person attracted to tracking the dynamics of switch within the Jewish groups of North America.

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

ng middle, Brown University

The American Jewish yr Book is a special and priceless source for Jewish group pros. it really is half almanac, listing, encyclopedia and all jointly a quantity to have inside effortless achieve. it's the top, concise diary of developments, occasions, and personalities of curiosity for the previous yr. we must always all welcome the 12 months Book’s e-book as an indication of power for the Jewish group.

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

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115–125). Rebhun and Lev Ari (2010, p. 15) estimate the total population of Israelis, including their US-born children and American spouses, to be 250,000. Israelis in the US tend to be relatively young. Of the 21,661 persons born in Israel age 18 and over who became naturalized in the US between 2003 and 2010, fewer than 27 % were age 45 and over (US Department of Homeland Security 2011). 4 % were age 65 and over. In 2000, the population was 55 % male and 45 % female. The percentage of Israelis living in the US who are married is quite high: about 71 % in 2000.

LAMP (Latin American Migration Program) was created by Jewish Community Services of South Florida to provide support and assistance to both recently arrived and established members of the Latin Jewish community. High on its agenda was helping persons with tourist visas to obtain legal permission to work in the US. This is because Latin American Jews’ lack of legal status in the US posed a problem not only for themselves, but for Jewish communal agencies as well. Without legal standing, newcomers had no means of support and faced deportation.

Nevertheless, Russian Jews who wished to come to the US had to endure delays of weeks or months in transit while those opting to live in Israel encountered no such detours (Beckerman 2010, p. 363). Following the loosening of emigration restrictions by the USSR in late 1989, a middle ground position was adopted. The Bush administration revoked Soviet Jews’ universal refugee status, and instead provided US resettlement on a case-by-case basis, favoring those with relatives already here (Ungar 1989; Woo 1989, p.

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