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The Jewish Poor; Do We Help? Should We? Can We?

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Publication Date: January 1985

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Samuel Lerner

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 62:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: American Jews; Socioeconomic Status; Jewish Organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author lays out his opinion that an agency must have a balanced program of casework--psychotherapeutic services combined with a variety of tangible services; he calls for an agency to serve the middle-class as well as the poor.