Facts About Jewish Diaspora in the US
Jewish Diaspora in the US Basic Facts
History of Jewish Diaspora in the U.S.
Jewish people have existed in what has become the United States since as early as the mid-1600s. As political and economic hardships flared in Eastern Europe during the late 1800s, Jews began to emigrate to the U.S. in large numbers. At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States became home to the third largest population of Jews in the world, with approximately 500,000 (half of the Jewish population in the U.S. at the time) living in New York City. Immigration continued at increasing rates until World War I and the Immigration Act of 1924 ended mass migration of Jews to the U.S.
Jewish experiences in the U.S.
Take a tour of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.
Listen to the experiences of Asian American Jews and how they integrate and celebrate their intersectional identities.
Check out this podcast episode about the connections between Latin and Jewish foods.
Read this list of resources for discussing and addressing antisemitism with kids.