The Rabbi as a Counselor and His Relationship with Professional Social Workers

By David I. Golovensky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1958

The author contrasts the modern American role of rabbis with older roles and expectations of the rabbinate. The author contends that where the rabbi was formerly seen primarily as a scholar and role model of pious living, he is now seen primarily as a functionary and administrator with professional skills to match his Torah scholarship. In addition, the author notes, the work of rabbis frequently overlaps with the work of social workers, therapists and other counselors. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, ed. By Sanford Sherman, v.35, no.2, December 1958, p.218-224.

Topic: Social Services, Rabbinic Counseling, Leadership, Religion

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 35/No. 2

Page Number(s): 218-224

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Golovensky, David I. The Rabbi as a Counselor and His Relationship with Professional Social Workers. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1958: 218-224. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1091


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