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Jewish Aging Services: The Role of Jewish Family Service Agencies

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Publication Date: January 2006

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

Author(s): Jenni Frumer; Neil P. Newstein

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

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Demography; Employment; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Although the role of Jewish Family Service agencies has not changed since the early 1920s when JFSs became more professionalized, many agencies are now dealing with transformation to meet the challenges of the "demographic tidal wave." Issues of recruitment and retention of qualified staff, funding for services, and service delivery to Jewish elders present significant challenges.