Poverty in the Boston Jewish Community

By Shirah Hecht

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP), November 2007

This report prepared for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) outlines poverty-related needs in the greater Boston Jewish community so as to identify gaps in services and thereby inform decision-making related to the strategic use of funds in this area of communal service. The data sources for this report include: 1)Brief review of sources on general U.S. poverty and in the Jewish community; 2)Survey data from the 2005 Boston Community Survey of the Jewish community; 3)Interviews with 16 professionals who work in the Boston area Jewish community. These sources were drawn on to describe vulnerable populations in the Boston Jewish community including estimates of the size of the poor population, needs of specific subpopulations and preferred strategies for providing services.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Jewish Federations, Communal Responsibility, Social Services, Poverty, Survey

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Coverage: Boston, Massachusetts , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hecht, Shirah. Poverty in the Boston Jewish Community. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP). November 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11685


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