The New Thrust of the Community Social Work Curriculum: What Implications for Jewish Communal Services?

By Franklin M. Zweig

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1966

This piece explores the changes in the social work field that have created a new focus on planned social change and the production of community social workers that closely connect to the idea of Tzedakah; an ancient concept of social justice, which is the basis for all Jewish communal services. The author highlights how Jewish agencies have always had a social change emphasis, which was used to combat anti-Semitism and employment discrimination among other issues. The author also identifies the importance of a community practice curriculum that stresses social policy. The author concludes by asserting that in order to retain this new group of community social workers, the Jewish field must remain rooted in Tzedakah and programmatically committed to the pursuit of social justice.

Topic: Curriculum, Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Social Services, Social Work

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 1

Page Number(s): 93-99

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Zweig, Franklin M. The New Thrust of the Community Social Work Curriculum: What Implications for Jewish Communal Services?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1966: 93-99. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4829


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