While no surprises really in the behavior patterns of Israeli-Americans studies, the Israeli-American Council concluded in this 2013 research report that Israeli-Americans behave differently before 10 years in the U.S. and after 10 years in the U.S.
There are some interesting conclusions:
- Under a third of Israelis in U.S. send children to Jewish day schools, but 85% would participate more if the activities were Israeli cultural programs and/or in Hebrew
- 17% intermarriage for children of Israelis living in the U.S. for over a decade, double the rate of their parents’ generation.
- In the group living in the US up to 10 years, 78% of their children spoke Hebrew with a degree of literacy. But, in the group who have lived in the U.S. more than a decade (10 years), Hebrew literacy of their children dropped to 48%. The longer the Israeli lives in the US the less likely their children will speak Hebrew.
- The longer Israelis are in the US, the less likely their social circle is made up of primarily Israelis. 51% identified their social circles were primarily Israelis with dropping to 33% after a decade.
You can read more about the report here: IAC Report 2013