Cultural Life of the Aged Jew

By Graenum Berger

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1966

This piece examines the cultural life of Jewish elderly. The author notes that though many of the Jewish aged at the time of the publication were immigrants, English is increasingly used more than English. The author argues that Jewish institutions may need to go against tendencies that promote resistance or indifference to the religio-cultural needs of the Jewish aged. The author also adds that inter-generational activities are also missing in cultural programming for the aged that may be beneficial in some ways. The author concludes by affirming the need for a commitment to the continuity of Jewish life through cultural programming.

Topic: Culture, Immigration, Yiddish, Aging, Adult Education, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 2

Page Number(s): 127-137

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Berger, Graenum. Cultural Life of the Aged Jew. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1966: 127-137. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4834


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