In an age of material excess, it has become a challenge to reorient the Jewish community towards service work. Throughout the community, many parents encourage their children to pursue lucrative careers at the expense of less profitable positions in service fields. There is even a tacit stigma associated with careers in helping others, as compared to the social prestige of high-wage jobs or the intellectual prestige of academia and science. Despite this, as the following article indicates, tile satisfaction of choosing a life of service can more than make up for these difficulties.
Zwang, Ariel, "Choosing a Life of Service" (2001). Special Topics, General. 111.