Part of a series of six papers which serve as an introduction to the International Conference of Jewish Social Work which will be opened in New York on April 22 and continued at the Hotel Ambassador in Atlantic City on May 13 and 14, 1948. In this paper, the speaker explores the evolution of Jewish social work in America. He states that Jewish social work in America is a far-flung enterprise, which combines Jewish traditions with American patterns. It has taken on a global emphasis in the past decade to meet the unparalleled tragedy of Jews in Europe and unprecedented needs in Palestine while moving ahead with long range plans at home including large scale capital financing to lay the foundations of the next ten, fifteen, and twenty-five years. The piece concludes by affirming the growing and innovative nature of Jewish social work in the United States.