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Publication Date: May 1902

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

Author(s): Rabbi Moses J. Gries; Rabbi Rypins

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

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Communal Organization; Social Services; Volunteerism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The authors present the content and results of their survey of settlements and rabbis across the country, a preliminary investigation to determine in what communities work was being done in Jewish neighborhoods. The critical condition, needs, and aspirations of American Jewish communities, particularly urban centers and areas with high immigrant populations, are noted. A short discussion follows, including a reflection on the moral influence of the settlement.