Overseas Services as Seen by the Local Agency

By Marcel Kovarsky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1950

The author discusses challenges and limitations facing local agencies in addressing international problems, noting that immigration to the USA is not necessarily the optimal arrangement for any given refugee, and that barriers of language and acculturation deserve consideration in planning and operations for aid organizations. While not rejecting the necessity of overseas services, the author notes that many Jewish refugees from Europe have complained that "it was better in the concentration camp," a complaint which, while it may be hyperbolic, reflects a discomfort with the drastic changes immigration brings.

Topic: Social Work, Immigration, International Relief/Aid, Jewish Organizations, Refugees

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/no.1

Page Number(s): 100-104

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kovarsky, Marcel. Overseas Services as Seen by the Local Agency. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1950: 100-104. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5812


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