Jewish Immigrants to America Revive Ties to Their Faith

March 2, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On March 2, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch reported on "a wave of [Jewish] immigrants from the former Soviet Union who came to the United States in the 1990s, many with the help of individuals, Jewish Family Services and the Columbus Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation. At the height of that immigration...100-150 families were coming to Columbus yearly...Teaching the immigrants the Jewish faith is a vital part of the effort" to bring them to the States. Many of them knew little about their religion before they came.