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The Unification of Jewish Communal Activities

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Publication Date: January 1909

Publisher(s): Kohn & Pollock Inc.

Author(s): Jacob H. Hollander

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: funding; communal organization; management

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author briefly reviews the history of Jewish communal organization in the United States, and how it came to be where it is. Among its chief weaknesses is the duplication of labor and the instability of financial support. He recommends a multi-step process towards the federation of Jewish charitable and social service activities under regional umbrella organizations. The transcript of the discussion of the paper follows.