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Yiddish: It's More than a Language; In-Service Training for Staff of a Jewish Home for the Aged

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Rochel U. Berman; Audrey S. Weiner; Gella S. Fishman

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 62:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Language and languages)
Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish Identification; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article reports on the success of Yiddish workshops for staff of Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale. The authors conclude that these workshops heightened sensitivity to residents' roots and created a bond among all those that shared this special experience.