The Impact of the Integration Struggle Upon Jewish Communal Services

By Charles Miller

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1964

The Civil Rights movement demands full integration of African Americans. This presents a possible threat to Jewish sectarian institutions that have dedicated themselves to serving Jews only. The author describes his experience in Philadelphia, where virtually no non-Jews have requested services from Jewish sectarian institutions; nevertheless, he argues that this question demands a full and reasonable defense of Jewish sectarianism. Agencies such as Jewish Vocational Services are likely to be faced with demands of integration first, and though such agencies have been successful in the past articulating their commitment to service to the Jewish community, they will be held even more accountable to their principles in the years ahead.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Civil Rights, Social Services, Sectarianism, Jewish Organizations, Integration

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 1

Page Number(s): 67-74

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Miller, Charles. The Impact of the Integration Struggle Upon Jewish Communal Services. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1964: 67-74.


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