The Training School for Jewish Social Work, in cooperation with the Jewish Welfare Board, conducted an institute in Jewish Center Work at Cedar Lake Camp, Harriman, N. Y., during the first two weeks of August. The purpose of the institute was to give intensive training to executives and members of starts of Y.M.H.A.’s Y.W.H.A.’s, and Jewish Centers on special problems relating to their work.
The director of the Institute was E. J. Londow, of the staff of the Jewish Welfare Board. It was opened with a lecture on training for social workers by Maurice J. Karpf, director of the Training School for Jewish Social Work and among the lecturers were Harry L. Glucksman. executive director of the Jewish Welfare Board, and members of the staff of the Board.
The subjects discussed included program making budgets supervision, specific types of activities for adults, for women and for children, membership promotion, the relation of the Center worker to the Center to membership, and to the community, and adult education. The last named subject was presented by Professor Alfred D. Sheffield professor of English at Wellesley College.
Executives and staff workers from associations in Chelsea, Mass., Brockton. Mass., New Haven. Conn., Hartford. Conn., Syracuse. N. Y., Plainfield, N. J., Jersey City, N. J., Camden, N. J., Norristown, Pa., and Canton, Ohio. attended the sessions.