Professional Preparation for Community Organization in Jewish Communal Service

By Maurice Berstein

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

This discussion touches on the nature of community organization, the scope of Jewish community programs, the objectives of central communal agencies, the methods used to achieve these goals, and the skills required to use the methods effectively. Basic to the social work process is clarity about an agency's objectives. The vague and all-inclusive character of federation purposes increases the challenge to the community organization worker. The author calls for a sound training program that addresses the need for professional knowledge and a strong level of preparation that creates resourcefulness in the community organization worker.

Topic: Organizational Development, Jewish Federations, Social Work, Professional Development, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.1

Page Number(s): 130-136

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Berstein, Maurice. Professional Preparation for Community Organization in Jewish Communal Service. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1948: 130-136. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6128


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