The Role of the Jewish Service Agency in American Society

By Herbert H. Aptekar

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1966

This paper questions the future role and potential of the Jewish service agency within the context of American society. The author looks in particular at the differences and similarities of purpose between religious agencies that offer services and non-sectarian and government agencies. The author also explores the role of American Jewish social workers as contributors to the survival of the Jewish community in America. He concludes by reasserting the importance of the dynamic character of the Jewish service agency. The author further adds that when attention is focused on the future, while considering the current status and purposes of services given, Jewish service agencies may have a better place and higher level of importance in the future.

Topic: Social Services, Sectarianism, Community Relations, Jewish Organizations, Government

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 1

Page Number(s): 56-64

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Aptekar, Herbert H. The Role of the Jewish Service Agency in American Society. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1966: 56-64.


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