Based on data from the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey, the authors examine the high level of mobility among American Jews and their increasing dispersion throughout the United States, and how this presents new challenges to the national Jewish community.
Sidney Goldstein is George Hazard Crooker University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Brown University. He is past Director of the University's Population and Training Center and past President of the Population Association of America. Alice Goldstein is Senior Researcher at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University.
"The clear documentation of the creation of a national Jewish community, the description of the shifting Jewish nature of the country's regions, and the analysis of the relation of mobility to Jewish affiliation and identity are all of intellectual and practical importance. The changing patterns of younger Jews are also highlighted, and the impact is considered in terms of all facets of mobility (distance, recency, and intention). " —Sherry Israel, Brandeis University