The Next Generation: Russian Jewish Young Adults in Contemporary New York

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Aviva Zeltzer-Zubida; Phillip Kasinitz

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Keywords: American Jews; Immigration; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Contemporary Jewry 25, 193-225. This article provides a descriptive snap shot of Jewish, young adult children of the immigrants from the former Soviet Union, now living in the New York Metropolitan area. By exploring their communities, friendship networks, patterns of language retention and acquisition, and the ways in which they construct their Jewish identity, this article seeks to understand how this new "second generation" is being incorporated into American, and American Jewish life.