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The New Immigrants: A Contemporary Profile

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Institute for International Affairs (U.S.); Malcolm Lester & Associates; B'nai Brith Canada

Author(s): Rina Cohen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Canadian Jews; Immigration; Identity formation

Type: Report

Coverage: Canada


This essay examines the process of identity formation among two different groups of recent Jewish immigrants to Canada: Israelis and Russians. Members of these groups immigrated to Canada creating transnational ethnic communities that are part of, and at the same time distinct from, the larger Jewish community.