All the non-Jewish and Israeli gathered demographic indicators have shown Israeli-born migration to the U.S. to be a relatively modest phenomenon. The recently published New York Jewish Community Study may have indicated a decline or stagnation in the number of Israeli-borns in New York this past decade.
The new survey found that in 2011, 29,000 Jews were living in the eight-county New York area, approximating the 31,000 found in 2002. This may be an indicator confirming the relatively low out-migration of Israeli natives from Israel. A long deferred national Jewish population study could confirm this important trend for American and Israeli Jewry.
Pini Herman, PhD. has served as Asst. Research Professor at the University of Southern California Dept. of Geography, Adjunct Lecturer at the USC School of Social Work, Research Director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles following Bruce Phillips, PhD. in that position (and author of the “most recent” 15 year old study of the LA Jewish population which was the third most downloaded study from Berman Jewish Policy Archives in 2011) and is immediate past President of the Movable Minyan a lay-lead independent congregation in the 3rd Street area. Currently he is a principal of Phillips and Herman Demographic Research. To email Pini: firstname.lastname@example.org To follow Pini on Twitter: Follow @pinih