The "Synagogue Burglary Ring" ; A Case Story

By Murray Itzkowitz

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

The author presents the results of a case study in which his agency, the Jewish Board of Guardians (New York), investigated the lives of seven Brooklyn Jewish youths of Orthodox backgrounds who were arrested in December 1965 for a series of burglaries targeting the Jewish community. The author discusses his agency's determinations regarding the boys' immigrant family backgrounds, their low socioeconomic status, their relationships with parents and religious school authorities, and social issues facing their neighborhood in general. This Jewish immigrant neighborhood in Brooklyn, the author observes, faces social problems similar to those of the Lower East Side during the 1920s and '30s.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Youth, Orthodox Judaism, Social Context, Poverty

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 42/No. 4

Page Number(s): 341-351

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Itzkowitz, Murray. The "Synagogue Burglary Ring" ; A Case Story. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1966: 341-351.


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