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Evolutionary Governance in Revolutionary Times: Jewish Nonprofits Respond to Eldercare Needs

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Publication Date: January 2006

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

Author(s): Molly Forrest

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

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: Leadership; Jewish Organizations; Fundraising and Philanthopy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

As Jewish communal professionals, one of our challenges is to educate our boards and communities about senior care needs, identify issues relating to the provision of care, and together provide leadership in developing the answers. Jewish nonprofits should be in the forefront of examining the breadth of senior housing and care needs and determining how best to meet them in fulfillment of their organizational missions. This article discusses the ongoing evolution of the governing board of the Los Angeles Jewish Home in pursuit of this goal.