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The Eruption of Poverty in the Argentine Jewish Community: Strategies and Reflections

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Publication Date: March 2003

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

Author(s): Daniel Yoffe; Nora Blaistein

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 79-2/3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
International relations (International relief and humanitarian assistance)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Poverty; Global Responsibility

Type: Report

Coverage: Argentina


From the Argentinian economic crisis has come a new social group, the new poor, created by the impoverishment of the middle class. The ability of the Argentinian Jewish community to meet the needs of this new group so rapidly was due to the strong partnership between lay people and professionals and the assistance of world Jewry through the the Joint Distribution Commitee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.2-3, Winter-Spring 2002-2003.