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Soviet Jews in the United States: A Profile

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Publication Date: January 1977

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Joseph Edelman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Immigration and immigration policy)

Keywords: Soviet Jewry; Immigration; Jewish Organizations; Jewish Identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author presents demographic information and examines migration patterns of Soviet Jews who left the Soviet Union between 1966 and 1975. He explores issues inherent to the resettlement process including adjustment, integration, job placement and Jewish identification through anecdotes which detail experiences in various communities. He concludes that resettlement efforts thus far have been successful due to the commitment of the Jewish community and of various Jewish agencies. In American Jewish Yearbook (1977).