Jews on the Move: Implications for National and Local Communities in the United States


Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sidney Goldstein

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Immigration

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 25 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1989), 76-103. The high mobility levels of the Jewish population and their increasing dispersion throughout the United States present new challenges to the national Jewish community and to individual Jews. In fact, internal migration and generational change probably constitute the two most important ongoing processes that help explain many of the other demographic, social, and economic changes that affect the ties of the individual Jew to the larger Jewish community. The article analyzes data from the 1987 survey of Rhode Island Jewry.