The Older Generations: Portrait of a Jewish World

By Allen Glicksman

Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Fall 2010

The American Jewish population is aging. One out of every five American Jews is 65 or older, and that proportion will continue to grow. Given the large number of elderly Jews, communal organizations need to consider how best to involve them in the life of the community. To accomplish this goal, we must understand who they are and who they are not. Often what communal professionals assume about older Jews is based either on those they happen to know or on more general stereotypes. Usually both approaches are mixed with a great deal of wishful thinking about the ability and willingness of older American Jews to strengthen the Jewish identities of younger generations, especially younger members of their own families.

Topic: Stereotypes, Generational Issues, Change, Social Issues, Kosher, Volunteerism, Aging, Kashrut, Elderly

Name of Publication: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Editor: Valley, Eli

Volume/Issue: Vol.13/no.1

Page Number(s): 5

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Genre: Popular Periodical

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Glicksman, Allen. The Older Generations: Portrait of a Jewish World. Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Fall 2010: 5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12096


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