Reviving Group Work in Jewish Community Centers

By Martin L. Birnbaum, Bessie Pine

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1997

Until the 1960s the Jewish Community Centers were seen as the embodiment of good group work practice, but changes within the field and within group work practice and education contributed to a decline of the saliency of group work within Centers. This article describes a project designed to revitalize group work within Centers by facilitating a collaboration between a school of social work and Centers, raising awareness of the importance of group work skills among Center professionals, and establishing a curriculum and methodology for training such professionals in group work. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.73 no.4, Summer 1997.

Topic: Professionalism, Social Work, Informal Education, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 73/No. 4

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Birnbaum, Martin L. Pine, Bessie. Reviving Group Work in Jewish Community Centers. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1997:


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