"Read it and Reap"
a monthly book recommendation from Don Shulman

"The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem"
Jeremy Dauber 
Even though I have not yet finished this book...I offer a very strong recommendation on this publication. This is the man who created Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. Upon his death in 1916,  the man born as Ben Sholem Rabinovich was eulogized by the New York Times as the "Jewish Mark Twain".  



Who is a Jew in 21st century America? Is membership in "the tribe" defined by shared religious beliefs? Common ethnic backgrounds? Familiar wedding rituals and holiday celebrations? Similar tastes in culture and cuisine? Or something else entirely? And what do the widely varying answers to those questions mean for the future of the American Jewish community?  This kindle download for $ 1.99 is an 80+ page narrative and deeper explanation of the recently released Pew Study. This research will be a focus at our Association Roundtables in Jacksonville this spring.




2014 AJAS Annual Conference

Regency Hyatt in Jacksonville, Florida

March 30-April 2


Register here!



" Our staff isn't just helpful - they're heroic!" 


During this especially cold season, it can be a challenge to keep residents and employees safe. See how Mark Penner's community, Hooverwood, has been coming together to support each other and their residents. Click here to read more.




Weinberg Center at the Hebrew Home of Riverdale: 
NYC Doorman Duty: On The Front lines of Spotting Elder Abuse


The Weinberg Center's innovative doorman training program, is a mechanism to recognize elder abuse. This program is featured in an Associated Press article and broadcast segment in newspapers, websites, radio and television outlets throughout the country. Click the links below to read an article and view a video about this subject.


 Cedar Sinai Park

"Cedar Sinai is honored to have participated in the effort to preserve affordable housing in the downtown area, " said David Fuks,
 Chief Executive Officer 

  Click here to read more! 

If you will be attending the Leading Age Peak Summit in March, I have arranged for a AJAS VIP seating section at the Great Minds Gala. When you complete the Gala registration section with those attending, please include "AJAS" after their name.  If you have already registered, please e-mail Rachel at rachel@ajas.org and she will add you to the list. 







Several new jobs have been posted recently on the AJAS careers page; visit 

Want to see your community's events and programs featured on the AJAS website?   
Send articles, events, videos and artwork to Rachel Stevens at rachel@ajas.org   


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