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Patterns of Interaction and Adjustment Among Soviet Jewish Refugees: Findings from an Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Publication Date: January 1988

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Steven James Gold

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Social values)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Immigration

Type: Report

Coverage: California


In Contemporary Jewry 9/2, 87-105. This paper explores some emergent patterns of social interaction, ideological orientation, and adjustment among Soviet Jewish population of the San Francisco Bay Area. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and participant observation with 47 Soviet Jews and 6 resettlement staff between 1982-1984.