Kaddish at Montgomery Place

By Jeff Levin

Haworth Press, 1998

This essay explores the issues of Jewish elders who reside in long-term care facilities or residential communities that are run by non-Jewish organizations. The author uses the story of his grandfather's own experience of living in non-Jewish residential facility to illuminate the issue. The author asserts that these residents may appear to be invisible to their institutions when it comes to matters concerning communal religious life and that this problem is felt by others across the religious spectrum. A brief needs assessment among residents could help accommodate people's spiritual and religious needs in addition to networking with religious figures and staff to learn about scheduling and dietary accommodations to support these various populations.

Topic: Ritual, Institutional Care, Community Relations, Aging, Clergy, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Religious Gerontology

Volume/Issue: Vol.10/No.4

Page Number(s): 3-7

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levin, Jeff. Kaddish at Montgomery Place. Journal of Religious Gerontology. Haworth Press. 1998: 3-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5204


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