Jewish Aging Services: The Role of Jewish Family Service Agencies
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:3-4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Demography; Employment; Elderly
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.