To Israel and Back; American Aliyah and Return Migration
Publication Date: January 1986
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jewry; Immigration; Jewish identification
Coverage: United States
This survey attempts to examine some of the factors that impelled some American Jews to immigrate to Israel and later to return to the United States, and to determine how that experience has affected their sense of Jewish identity and commitment. American returnees constitute a sizable subpopulation within the American Jewish community that maintains a unique relationship with Israel. The effects of this relationship on the Jewish identity and affiliations of these people may have important implications both for Israel and for American Jewry, and their experiences should be of interest to both communities.