The Future of Social Work in the Jewish Community Center

By Armand Lauffer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1969

Prior to the late 1960s, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) relied on graduates of social work schools to supply the bulk of their employees. However, a survey of all students entering social work graduate schools conducted in 1964 revealed that, although a disproportionately high number of Jews are entering these programs, they are not doing so as a means of expressing their Jewish identities. No longer do the goals of social workers and the goals of Jewish community centers align. Therefore, these centers should turn their focus to other fields for recruitment.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Jewish Identification, Survey, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 46/No. 1

Page Number(s): 45-58

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lauffer, Armand. The Future of Social Work in the Jewish Community Center. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1969: 45-58.


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