The Agency and the Community

By David G. French

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1963

The author offers some thoughts on the research approaches to problems of the community and the Jewish group work agency. He states that the organization and program of any Jewish center should reflect the situation of its clientele with respect to reliance on occupational life as fortifying Jewish communal identification. Where occupational and ethnic identification reinforce each other, the Jewish center can capitalize on this fact in seeking members, obtaining financial support, etc. Where they are not reinforcing, or only mildly so, the residential community structure becomes the major community base, of which the Jewish group work agency is the instrument.

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

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 40/No. 2

Page Number(s): 170-174

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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French, David G. The Agency and the Community. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1963: 170-174. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5341


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