Negro "Jews" : A Social Study

By Edward Wolf

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, June 1933

A study was conducted to analyze four small groups of black individuals claiming to be Jews in New York City. Manifestly engendered by the African desire for free emotional expression and the personal ambition of local religious leaders rather than racial self-assertion, this movement gathered momentum under the Garvey impulse. Therefore, upon analysis, the problem resolves itself into a Negro one and, therefore, outside the realm of Jewish social service, except from the broader humanitarian and internationalistic viewpoint.

Topic: Race, Social Services, African Jews, Ethnicity, Religion

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Kohs, S. C.

Volume/Issue: Vol.9/no.3

Page Number(s): 314-319

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Wolf, Edward. Negro "Jews" : A Social Study. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. June 1933: 314-319.


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