Director of Community Care
It is our temple’s vision to supplement the pastoral work of our clergy, and the outreach of our Caring Community, with the expertise of Olivia Tartakow, LCSW, MSW, M.Ed.
Olivia will be at Temple Judea on Mondays and appointments can be made directly with her at email@example.com or through the temple office.
Olivia Tartakow is a member of Temple Judea and has been the Director for the Intake, Assessment and Referral Department at the Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County where she has worked since 1993. In her current position, she manages the professional staff responsible for initially evaluating the myriad needs of over 4000 callers a year to AJFS. She provides counseling and works with seniors and their adult children helping them to assess their needs and to develop appropriate plans, including but not limited to issues regarding communication, stress management, aging, eldercare services, and financial planning.
Olivia has over 40 years of experience in counseling, social services, management in social service organizations, management information systems and financial planning. She has led seminars and groups for Temples, Jewish organizations, and outside organizations regarding issues including but not limited to Aging, Bereavement, Caregiving, Options for Older Adults, Managing Stress, and Coping with Stress and Trauma. Her background includes working as a Rehabilitation Counselor for disabled adults, Contract Manager for the City of New York and Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center, and Assistant Director for the development and implementation of a major computer system in the New York City Child Welfare System. She also earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner and worked as a Financial Planner with IDS/American Express assisting people with estate and retirement planning.
She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida International University, a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Buffalo, and a post Master's Advanced Professional Certificate from New York University's Graduate School of Business Administration. Olivia served on numerous Palm Beach County Social Service task forces and was one of the founding members of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Coalition for Disaster Recovery.
From the December 2019 Voice: Eight Ways to Deal with Stress and Family Issues