By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin
This yr publication, now in its a hundred and fifteenth yr, offers perception into significant tendencies within the North American Jewish groups and is the yearly checklist of the North American Jewish groups. the 1st chapters of half I learn Jewish immigrant teams to the USA and Jewish existence on campus. Chapters on “National Affairs” and “Jewish Communal Affairs” examine the year’s occasions. 3 chapters study the demography and geography of the USA, Canada, and global Jewish populations. half II offers Jewish Federations, Jewish group facilities, social carrier companies, nationwide firms, in a single day camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. the ultimate chapters current nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; educational assets, together with Jewish reviews courses, books, articles web pages, and learn libraries; and lists of significant occasions long ago 12 months, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.
For these drawn to the North American Jewish community—scholars, carrier companies, volunteers—this quantity definitely presents the only top resource of knowledge at the constitution, dynamics, and ongoing non secular, political, and social demanding situations confronting the group. it's going to be at the bookshelf of each person attracted to tracking the dynamics of switch within the Jewish groups of North America.
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73). Liebman (1977, p. 302) asserts that Sephardim attended services more frequently than Ashkenazim. Moreover, despite the creation of separate ethnic organizations by migrants, ethnic differences among young Cuban Jews growing up in Miami were “quickly disappearing in all fields of activities” by the 1970s (Liebman 1977, p. 303). The Cuban community in Miami adapted rapidly in the US, establishing significant political and economic power, as well as a variety of communal organizations. As a consequence, the mushrooming Spanish-speaking community became a magnet for other migrant populations, especially those from Latin America, but from other countries as well (Aranda et al.
According to Bettinger-Lopez (2000), a number of Cuban Jews did visit Miami each summer during the 1940s and 1950s, but this was so long ago that its current impact on the community is likely minimal. Due to the two groups’ differing financial status upon arrival and the evolution of social norms with regard to women’s involvement in the labor market associated with the time and place of their departure, patterns of gender and family adaptation contrast. Cuban Jewish women, who had not worked in Cuba, often found employment in the ethnic economy shortly after arrival to assist their families to reestablish middle class standing (Fernandez-Kelly and Garcia 1990).
175) contends that the creation of LAMP marks the changing attitude of the Jewish establishment in Miami toward Jews from Latin America. Following this model, established congregations have worked to incorporate newcomers by hiring Spanish-speaking rabbis and staff. Jewish day schools have recruited Latin American students by reducing their emphasis on strictly religious training and being more open to the use of Spanish. [Some members of the Latin American community prefer to send their children to schools associated with the Reform stream of Judaism, stressing social involvement over adherence to religious rules (Bokser Liwerant 2015; Bejarano 2014)].
American Jewish Year Book 2015: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin