Susan M. Chambre

Susan M. Chambré is a professor of sociology at Baruch College of the City University of New York, where she teaches courses on social policy and non-profit organizations. Her books and articles consider welfare dependency, volunteerism by older people, Jewish philanthropy and health social movements. She is the author of Good Deeds in Old Age and the forthcoming Fighting for Our Lives: New York’s AIDS Community and the Politics of Disease.

Articles by this author

Philanthropy in the United States

Jewish law and custom, secular culture, and economic and social roles have shaped Jewish women’s involvement in philanthropic activities. Although the term is often associated with the beneficence of the wealthy, philanthropy refers to a broad range of activities—giving time as well as giving money—that are intended to enhance the quality of life in a community or a society.

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