ERIC Number: ED244019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Adjustment of Soviet Jewish Immigrants in the Albany (N.Y.) Area. A Research Report.
Zenner, Walter P.; Hiller, Debra
From 1974 to 1980, Albany, New York, and other communities received an influx of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union. Organizations such as Jewish Family Services (JFS) have helped these new Americans to integrate into the new society. This report by the Albany JFS presents the results of a survey of resettlement efforts on behalf of Soviet Jews in Albany, in order to record what was done and to provide suggestions for future directions. Section I summarizes the demographic and social background of Soviet Jewish immigrants in Albany (a total of 114 persons in 1982). Section II reports the reactions of these immigrants to different aspects of resettlement, including their reasons for emigration; their reactions to their reception in Albany and the role played by the JFS; their difficulties in finding jobs, housing, schooling and medical care; and their degree of integration into the local Jewish community. Section III suggests various courses of action for the Russian Jewish community in Albany, such as improved procedures for job placement, acquisition of appropriate housing, educational needs, care of the elderly, and Jewish acculturation. (CJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Jewish Family Services; New York (Albany); Russian Jews
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