The Immigration of Syrian Jews to New York 1992-1994: An Agency's Adaptation to a Different Culture

By Gloria Zicht

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Summer 1996

From 1992 to 1994, virtually the entire Syrian Jewish community emigrated to New York City. To facilitate their smooth adjustment, resettlement workers employed a culturally sensitive approach, modifying policies and procedures to accommodate the needs of the Syrian Jews. This experience confirmed the importance of providing resettlement experiences that are congruent with emigres' culture.

 

Topic: Social Services, Immigration, Cultural Sensitivity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 72/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zicht, Gloria. The Immigration of Syrian Jews to New York 1992-1994: An Agency's Adaptation to a Different Culture. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Summer 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1799


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