Israeli-American Council Survey on Israeli-Americans 2013

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:

  1. 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
  2. 17% intermarriage for children of Israelis living in the U.S. for over a decade, double the rate of their parents’ generation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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