Jewish Social Research in the United States

By Hyman Kaplan

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1921

The author examines the creation of the Bureau of Jewish Statistics and Research in 1914, the creation of the Field Bureau of the National Conference of Jewish Charities and the Bureau of Philanthropic Research both in 1916, and then discusses their merger into the Bureau of Social Research. According to Kaplan, the new Bureau was conceived as the social research agency of American Jewry, prepared to study its problems, to advance standards of philanthropic administration, and to serve as a central source of information on matters of sociological interest. As such, the author then describes certain surveys carried out by the Bureau of Social Research, such as a survey of Jewish child dependency problems, and a survey of Jewish recreation facilities. Finally, the author concludes with a discussion of the services rendered by the Bureau of Social Research to Jewish federations, specifically to those in New York City.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Jewish Federations, Children, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations, Scholarship, Study, Academic Research

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 22

Page Number(s): 31-52

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Kaplan, Hyman. Jewish Social Research in the United States. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1921: 31-52.


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