Publication Date: October 2008
Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Author(s): Sidney Goldstein
Research Area: Population and demographics
Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Immigration
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.