Podcast: Baby Boomers, Public Service and Minority Communities

By Roberta Marcus Leiner, David Elcott, Gary Rosenblatt, Stuart Himmelfarb

Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner (BJPA), Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU Wagner, September 21, 2010

A forum held at NYU Wagner discussing Prof. David Elcott's report "Baby Boomers, Public Service, and Minority Communities: A Case Study of the Jewish Community in the United States."

In this report, Dr. David Elcott finds that most Jewish Baby Boomers see retirement as a time for work and service, not rest. But he argues that organizations serving ethnic or religious communities are unprepared to tap this potentially huge influx of talent and experience. Based on a nationwide survey of 34 metropolitan Jewish communities conducted in July 2009, the survey elicited the attitudes of more than 6,500 individual Baby Boomer respondents about their future plans for public service and civic engagement. In addition to analyzing the survey data, Elcott offers recommendations on how the Jewish community can find substantial pathways that will engage Baby Boomers in communal institutional life.

Topic: Retirement, Jewish Communal Service, Engagement, Generational Issues, Jewish Organizations, Volunteerism, Service

Genre: Video

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Leiner, Roberta Marcus. Elcott, David. Rosenblatt, Gary. Himmelfarb, Stuart. Podcast: Baby Boomers, Public Service and Minority Communities. Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner (BJPA),Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU Wagner. 21 September 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6509


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