A decision to extend the course of studies of the Training School for Jewish Social Work from fifteen months to two full academic years was taken at the semi-annual meeting of the trustees held Thursday afternoon at the school. 71 West Forty-seventh Street, New York. An application will be made to the University of the State of New York for a permanent charter for the school, it was declared.
Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the executive committee, presided in the absence of Louis Kirstein of Boston, the president.
The compensating features of Jewish social work as a profession were discussed by Maurice J. Karpf, director of the Training School for Jewish Social Work at a reunion of the school’s alumni held in the Federation Building. The reunion was held in conjunction with the school’s Chanukah celebration and was attended by the present student body and faculty.
“Jewish social work offers many compensating features, not the least of which is the opportunity to participate in the development of a profession which is dedicated to human betterment,” Mr. Karpf declared. “It offers also unusual opportunities for leadership. Persons of vision, ability and courage can forge ahead in social work with unparalleled rapidity and a## given recognition and opportunities for leadership such as are rarely equalled in other professions. In addition, Jewish social work offers opportunities for stimulating professional contacts and for companionship with outstanding and intellectually alert persons.”