Consultative Casework Services to an Afternoon Hebrew School

By Nathaniel Goodman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1968

In the late 1960s, a social case worker was assigned to work with students at Pittsburgh's Hebrew Institute, a supplementary school for pre- and post-B'nai Mitzvah education. While some teachers either did not need or did not want advice from this social worker, most of the faculty embraced her to one degree or another, seeking support especially for a small number of "problematic" children. The social worker developed a small "case load," seeing children each week and following up with parents. The results of this partnership were more effective education and happier students and teachers. Following from this experience, the author recommends overlap between Jewish communal service agencies and Jewish schools in every community where both exist.

Topic: Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Part-Time (Supplementary) Schools, Sunday Schools, Hebrew Schools, Partnerships, Community Building

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 45/No. 2

Page Number(s): 173-178

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Goodman, Nathaniel. Consultative Casework Services to an Afternoon Hebrew School. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1968: 173-178. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4195


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