Understanding the Jewish Near Poor: An Analysis of the Population and How the Jewish Community Can Serve Them

By William Rapfogel, Ilene S. Marcus, Esther Larson

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2007

The authors discuss the situation of the surprisingly large number of American Jews who live just above the federal poverty line. The near-poor are not poor enough to receive federal assistance, the authors note, but still do not have the means to make ends meet. The authors discuss services provided in New York for the near-poor provided by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, including crisis intervention, kosher food provision, affordable housing, access to health care, vocational services, home care, and home repair.

Topic: Social Services, Poverty, Jewish Organizations, Demography

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Siskind, Alan

Volume/Issue: vol.82/no.1-2

Page Number(s): 97-103

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Bibliographic Information:
Rapfogel, William. Marcus, Ilene S. Larson, Esther. Understanding the Jewish Near Poor: An Analysis of the Population and How the Jewish Community Can Serve Them. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2007: 97-103. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3679


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