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Publication Date: January 1970

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Gerald Engel

Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.71 (1970), pp.161-187

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Israel-Diaspora Relations; Migration; Zionism

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


The author presents a study of American and Canadian Jews who chose to go to Israel between 1950-1966 and became permanent residents between 1962-1966. He presents their replies to a number of specific questions about the following: their American background; their reasons for leaving America and going to Israel; their view of why some Americans leave Israel; and their appraisal of the future of American Jewry.