New Trends in Social Group Work: Implications for Jewish Community Centers

By Louis Lowy

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1961

In the early 1960s, social group work is establishing itself as a method of social work rather than merely a field of study. The author argues that, since Jewish centers are primarily social work agencies, they must incorporate skilled group work into their services. The executive director of Jewish centers should be a trained social worker who is ready to conduct group work when necessary. As well, the Jewish center should hire more social work professionals and should value this professional training over Jewish expertise. Overall, Jewish centers should more rigorously commit themselves to professional excellence, especially in the field of social work.

Topic: Organizational Development, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No. 3

Page Number(s): 397-404

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lowy, Louis. New Trends in Social Group Work: Implications for Jewish Community Centers. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1961: 397-404. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4076


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