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The Emigration Phenomenon and its Impact on the South African Jewish Community

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Publication Date: March 2003

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): David Saks

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 79-2/3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Emigration; Demography; Jewish Organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: South Africa


The long-term viability of the South African Jewish community is threatened by its high level of emigration, which creates a leadership vacuum and has a powerful psychological effect. However, it is still a very well-organized and cohesive community.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.2-3, Winter-Spring 2002-2003.