Due to the economic depression, the socioeconomic status of the Jewish working and middle class has been greatly affected, causing a high dependency on Jewish charitable organizations. There is less intransigence and irreconcilability among the various groups and agencies in the Jewish communities because they have all felt the pinch of poverty and the need for greater community cooperation. We need stronger community organization, both for the sake of enriching the inner content of our Jewish lives, as well as for the sake of presenting a more united and imposing front to the world without.
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Hillel Silver, Abba. The Relation of the Depression to the Cultural and Spiritual Values of American Jewry. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. December 1932: