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The Soviet Jewish Migration: Lessons for Professionals

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Publication Date: January 1990

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

Author(s): Karl D. Zukerman

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 67:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Immigration; Soviet Jewry; Global Responsibility

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The response of the laity and professionals to the tremendously increased demands of Soviet resettlement has important implications for the future of the Jewish community and the professional's role in that future. Three concepts central to the communal enterprise—filtered giving, Israel as centerpiece, and consensus —require re-examination in light of this recent experience.