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The Advantage of Jewish Settlements over Non-Jewish Settlements

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Publication Date: May 1902

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

Author(s): Isaac Spectorsky

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; Jewish Outreach

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Settlements often face challenges integrating into the communities they are meant to serve. Jewish settlements have a significant advantage in this task. Offering Hebrew classes brings in children, which builds connections to their parents. Offering Yiddish and Jewish libraries brings in older people and especially immigrants. Finally, every settlement can and should publish a newspaper for its community.