Florida's Jewish Elderly

Ira M Sheskin


Jewish tradition guides the American Jewish community in its attitude toward the elderly. But the attention paid by the Jewish community in Florida to its elderly' members is dictated as much by modern demographics as it is by ancient tradition.' While 17.6% of Florida's population are age 65 and over, about 55% of Florida's Jewish population are age 65 and over (Bureau of Economic and Business Research 1998).

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