Israelis in the United States

Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Steven J. Gold; Bruce A. Phillips

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Immigration; Demography; Acculturation; Jewish Identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article presents a profile of Israelis in the United States based on a wide range of demographic and sociological studies. The authors focus on three related topics: the demographics of the immigrant population - its size and composition in terms of age, family structure, occupational and ethnic characteristics; the motivation of those who choose to leave Israel; and the Israelis' adoption of American life. The authors ask whether the Israelis are becoming a visible American-Jewish subgroup, or if they remain a marginal group who see their presence only as a temporary sojourn?

In American Jewish Yearbook 1996, pp. 51-101.