The New Jewish Elderly: A Literature Review

By Allen Glicksman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1991

This publication incorporates Judaic and Jewish perspectives into a review of what is currently known about elderly Jews in the United States. The author moves from gerontological to biblical references, reinforcing the message that Jewish elderly differ significantly from American elderly overall because of their Jewishness, and that communal approaches to their support must be firmly rooted in Judaic values. Jewish elderly today are different in socio-economic background, cultural values, and life-style choices from those from the past.

Topic: Demography, Aging, Elderly

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Glicksman, Allen. The New Jewish Elderly: A Literature Review. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1991:


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