Publication Date: July 1914
Author(s): Bertram Benedict
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Social Services; Communal Organization
Coverage: United States
Important news in the world of Jewish social work is recounted, specifically: The closure of the Jewish Immigrants' Information Bureau of Galveston, Texas, for reasons of political opposition from the Government's Galveston Immigration Office; The creation of the National Conference of Women's Clubs and its first meeting in Rome, which included representatives from almost every large European country; Rabbi Stephen Wise's establishment of an American committee to investigate social conditions in Palestine and to make a social sruvey of the country; The creation of an experimental in-factory school to teach English, civics, and other subjects to the girls, immigrants, working there; The launch of the Union of Jewish Communities of Italy, a meeting for the welfare of the Jewish immigrant in Germany, attempts to organize the Jews of Buenos Aires, and the creation of various new Jewish agencies in Memphis, New York, Cincinatti, and Baltimore.
In Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities 1913-1914, Baltimore, Vol.IV:12, ed. Lee F. Frankel.