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Arnold Dashefsky

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Name  Arnold Dashefsky
Fields  Sociology

Institutions  University of Connecticut
Books  Americans Abroad: A Comparative Study of Emigrants from the United States

Institution  University of Connecticut

Arnold Dashefsky, born in 1942, is a professor at the University of Connecticut who has written several books on the topics relating to Jewish ethnicity, culture, ideologies, among others.

Dashefsky is currently director of the North American Jewish Data Bank.

One of Dashefsky's key theses is that Jewish identity is taken for granted in populations, such as Israel where Jews make up a majority of the population. Furthermore, he has asserted that the number of Jews in the United States is roughly the same as the number of Jews in Israel. Hence, he feels that Jewish identity should be no less strong in either nation.


  • American Sociological Association
  • Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life (Director)
  • References

    Arnold Dashefsky Wikipedia

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