Odyssey of the Jewish Child

By Bertha S. Schoolman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1948

The question of Jewish children's emigration from Europe to Palestine is one of great concern. The Youth Aliyah has become perhaps the greatest child migration and rehabilitation movement in history. Youth Aliyah's concern for the numerical record is indicative of its greater concern also for the education and integration of the children into a new homeland. The Youth Aliyah is confronted with two very real problems: the material question of maintenance and housing, and the question of the children's psychological adjustment and formal education. The acute housing shortage in Palestine affects both the immediate and the permanent placement of Youth Aliyah children. The Youth Aliyah, despite its grave problems, has established a successful, viable system of transforming scarred children into active citizens who today are among the foremost defenders and builders of Jewish Palestine.

Topic: Youth, Aliyah, Social Services, Children, Immigration, Emotional Support, Education, Housing, Integration, Refugees

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.1

Page Number(s): 54-59

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe , Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schoolman, Bertha S. Odyssey of the Jewish Child. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1948: 54-59. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6111


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