Aliyah to Israel in the 1990s: Lessons for the Future

Publication Date: March 2003

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jack Habib; Judith King

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Immigration; Diaspora Relations; Cultural Sensitivity

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


Almost a million immigrants made aliyah to Israel during the 1990s. The largest immigrant populations came from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). To meet this massive immigration, Israel adopted new immigration policies that differed significantly from previous ones. The professional community and Diaspora Jewry played leading roles in introducing programmatic and policy changes and innovations.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.2-3, Winter-Spring 2002-2003.