Economic Adjustment of Immigrants: Jewish Adaptations to the United States

By Carmel Ullman Chiswick

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 2001

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the American Jewish community was so overwhelmingly dominated by immigrants that its Judaism was effectively an "immigrant" religion, helping anchor its members in a familiar environment even as it supported their efforts at economic assimilation. As it traces religious change during the process of economic adjustment, this paper looks at the economics of religion among newly arrived "greenhorns," at religious change during the period of rapid upward mobility, and at the religion of economically assimilated foreign-born Jews. It considers consequences for subsequent generations, the American children and grandchildren of immigrants, and finally concludes with a brief summary of implications.

Topic: Immigration, Jewish Identification, Demography

Name of Publication: Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography)

Preview: Download

It appears you do not have a PDF plugin installed for this browser. To be able to preview the PDF, please install a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.


Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Chiswick, Carmel Ullman. Economic Adjustment of Immigrants: Jewish Adaptations to the United States. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=434


Actions

» View Publication
(PDF, 968 Kb)

Bookmark and Share