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Preparing Communal Professionals to Support Jewish Aging

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Publication Date: January 2006

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

Author(s): Susan L. Shevitz

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

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: Elderly; Jewish Organizations; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In an aging Jewish community, the need to educate professionals in both Jewish life and gerontology is immediate, as is the need to create a climate that will actively encourage the development of new approaches to Jewish aging. The recent establishment of Jewish family education as a specialty provides a model for how to advance the Jewish gerontology agenda.