Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry

Author: Jennie Starr This article does a great job of arguing “Israeliness” may be a solution to combat apathy towards organized Jewish life in the Diaspora and the challenges of assimilation. Though I’m not a fan of the term “Israeliness,”  I do believe Israeli culture and Hebrew language can be key to raising Jewish Americans with an Israeli lens that bridges and connects us for years to come. Some of my favorite quotes from within: Oblivion knocks. The two obvious alternatives—aliya and Orthodoxy—require so radical a change in one’s lifestyle that they’re… Read More

Seattle Israelis – Israel-Seattle CLIC

The Israel-Seattle CLIC focuses on events and support for the Israeli community in the Puget Sound area.  Holiday celebrations, family activities and more are organized by the volunteers in the community. Learn more at their web site: http://www.israelclic.org/

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: 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… Read More