The Jewish Heritage and the Social Agency

By Saul Hofstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, March 1948

This paper examines the role of Jewishness within the Jewish Social Agency. The author asserts that if a Jewish social agency is to provide the maximum service to its clients and fulfill its role in the Jewish community, it must face the implications of its Jewishness for itself as an agency, for its staff, its clients, and the community. The Jewish agency is different than non-sectarian one in that its purpose is to work toward the welfare of members of the Jewish community. The author suggests that employees of these agencies should understand and cope with the manner in which the Jewishness of the agency affects his relationships with clients, acknowledging both the benefits and challenges of this characteristic.

Topic: Social Services, Social Work, Sectarianism, Jewish Content, Jewish Identification, Workplace, Employment, Jewish Organizations, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.3

Page Number(s): 259-267

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hofstein, Saul. The Jewish Heritage and the Social Agency. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1948: 259-267.


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