The author describes how Israel functions in a group-centered manner: the pioneers who formed the matrix for the present state not only found it essential to act together in groups in order to overcome the formidable physical and economic obstacles which faced them, but also viewed cooperative endeavor as ideologically desirable for the creation of the kind of society in which they wished to live. It is not surprising, therefore, that in the field of social welfare some of Israel's unique institutions as well as other services, have made extensive use of groups in their operations. Recently, in keeping with trends throughout the world, interest in groups as treatment media has also spread to other areas of social work and to other professions. This growth in need and interest has brought professional social group work in Israel into sharper focus, and it is the purpose of this article to analyze some aspects of the present situation, and to make some proposals for expanding this area of social service.
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Macarov, D.. Some Proposals For Expanding Social Group Work In Israel. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1964: