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Perspectives on the Resettlement of Soviet Jews

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Gerald L. Showstack

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 67:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Immigration; Soviet Jewry; Tolerance

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts


To enhance communication between Soviet Jewish immigrants and the professional and lay leaders of the Boston Jewish community, a day-long seminar of dialogue was held recently. Its two-fold focus was on the images and expectations that each group held of the other and how as Jews the immigrants and the community leaders could understand each other better. A number of valuable insights were gained during the seminar.