The Community Center and Social Group Work in Israel

By Morris Levin

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1959

This article explores the emerging role of social group work in Israel. The piece identifies that interest in the social service field has been growing especially when it comes to work with community organizations, the aged and child placement among other important areas. The piece affirms that at the time of its writing community centers in the inclusive sense did not exist but efforts by the Ministry of Education to expand community centers were moving quickly. Noted problems in this area include scarcity of funds and lack of personnel to lead and carry out services. Other identified problems include the divide between the various Jewish ethnic groups. The piece concludes by supporting the value of social group work by relating its successes and benefits in the United States to the positive future it can have in Israel.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Development, Youth, Social Services, Social Work, Ethnicity, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Aging, Elderly, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 1

Page Number(s): 98-103

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Levin, Morris. The Community Center and Social Group Work in Israel. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1959: 98-103.


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