Aileen Gitelson

CEO, Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)

Aileen Gitelson is CEO of JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) -– New York’s largest agency serving older adults –- providing social, recreational, health, culture and educational programs for older adults, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

Since 1968, JASA ( and its affiliates with its 3,000 staff and volunteers, have provided social, recreational, health, cultural and educational programs for older adults -- regardless of their race, religion, or ethnicity -- to help sustain them in their homes and communities and to offer opportunities for a better quality of life. Services are available in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Volunteers enable JASA to offer a wide range of high-quality services. From teaching classes and offering lectures at senior centers to building on-on-one relationships through friendly visiting programs, volunteers make a significant difference in the quality of life of the older adults served by JASA.

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