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|Dutchess County Division of Aging Services Advisory Council||Dutchess County Dept. of Community and Family Services Advisory Council
|Rabbi Erwin Zimet Memorial Institute Committee||Dutchess County Juvenile Committee
The Interfaith Council sends a representative to attend this Council which is dedicated to addressing the needs of our aging population. Members of the Aging Council have requested our participation with the belief that members of our faith based community are important to fulfilling the mission of determining the best resources to meet those needs.
The DCIC sends a representative to attend the Advisory Committee meetings. With recent major changes in the welfare system, citizen input was requested by several area agencies which serve people who are in economic need. Again, the organizers of this group felt that a representative of the faith community was needed.
This group's purpose is to "perpetuate the values and goals for which Rabbi Zimet (a founder of the DCIC) stood and to which he devoted his life. These include his love of Judaism and encouragement of Jewish learning, interfaith dialogue and education, Holocaust education of Jews and non-Jews alike, and a strong sense of social justice." DCIC's Executive Director is a member of this committee.
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