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Neighborhood Stabilization in Jewish Communities: A Comparative Analysis

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Publication Date: January 1982

Publisher(s): Oxford University Press

Author(s): David P. Varady

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: American Jews; Residential mobility; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: Illinois Pennsylvania Maryland Ohio


This paper seeks to add to the limited literature available on the nature and limitations of stabilization efforts implemented by Jewish communal agencies by comparatively analyzing efforts in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. This paper draws heavily from open-ended interviews conducted with staffs of various stabilization projects and the staffs of local Jewish federations.