Leisure Time Activity in the Depression Period

By Samuel J. Rodman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, December 1932

The forced idleness of unemployment caused by the depression of the 1930s had an impact on the psychological wellbeing of individuals, causing them to become discouraged, mentally confused, and bitter. Opening up the community centers to all individuals in need would provide the unemployed with a sense of belonging and assist them in overcoming the sense of inferiority that has overtaken them.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Unemployment, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health, Economy, Community Building, Community Centers

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Kohs, S. C.

Volume/Issue: Vol.9/no.1

Page Number(s): 192-194

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rodman, Samuel J. Leisure Time Activity in the Depression Period. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. December 1932: 192-194. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12294


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