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Publication Date: May 1902

Publisher(s): C.J. Krehbiel & Co.; Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Rabbi Leo Franklin

Series: Conference of Jewish Charities in the United States, 2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Finance; Communal Organization; Poverty

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author describes the Detroit Jewish community's Chattel Mortgage Society and Municipal Pawnshop, a philanthropic business venture meant to offer those with some means but temporary need an alternative to exploitative business practices found in conventional pawnshops and loan providers.