The Impact of Soviet Jewish Culture on the Problem-Solving Process
Publication Date: September 1979
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): Nina Dorf
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-1
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Cultural Sensitivity; Social Services; Acculturation
Coverage: United States
The author examines some of the effects of Soviet cultural upbringing on how Soviet Jewish immigrants respond to assistance from American social workers, basing her observations on first-hand field experience. She finds that most Russian immigrants tend to be skeptical of help relationships, distrustful of authority figures, and wary of communicating openly about problems.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.1, Fall 1979.