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Welcoming the Jewish Community: A Strategic Initiative

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Publication Date: January 2006

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

Author(s): Cara L. Unowsky; Shira A. Garber

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:3-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Health (Hospitals and other health care facilities)

Keywords: Demography; Jewish Organizations; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article examines one aspect of the research and recommendations of the Jewish Home and Hospital's (JHH) Long-Range Planning Committee. Strategically focused to increase the Jewish presence at JHH, the committee explored the history and guiding Jewish values of the organization. Based on in-depth research, including interviews, site visits, and demographic studies, it recommended four initiatives: increasing Jewish ambiance, enhancing spiritual practice and access to religious observance, developing staff education and learning opportunities and fostering greater community partnerships.