The New Jewish Elderly: A Literature Review
Publication Date: January 1991
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Allen Glicksman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Elderly
Coverage: United States
This publication incorporates Judaic and Jewish perspectives into a review of what is currently known about elderly Jews in the United States. The author moves from gerontological to biblical references, reinforcing the message that Jewish elderly differ significantly from American elderly overall because of their Jewishness, and that communal approaches to their support must be firmly rooted in Judaic values. Jewish elderly today are different in socio-economic background, cultural values, and life-style choices from those from the past.