Finding it difficult to sustain an Israeli identity beyond the Jewish State, and seeking other sources of identification, many Israelis explore their connections with Jewish ethnicity and the Jewish religion. They do this in order to find a base for communal interaction, the celebration of Jewish or Israeli holidays and assistance in child socialization. While many enjoy a feeling of connection with co-religionists, a large number – especially the recently arrived – discover that they have little in common with host Jews. Further, most believe that secular Judaism is not a viable foundation for Jewish identity and community outside of Israel. Accordingly, many turn to religion.