The Eighth Annual Convocation of the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work will take place Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, in the Auditorium of the Federation Building.
Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the Executive Committee of the School since its organization, will welcome the students. Dr. Max Weinreich, director of the Jewish Scientific Institute of Vilna, Poland, will speak on conditions of Jewish life in Poland. Dr. Maurice J. Karpf, director of the School, will preside.
The students of this year’s class come from all parts of the United States. The following states will be represented in the enrollment this fall : California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Twenty-six universities and a like number of different cities will be represented in the fifty graduate students comprising the two classes of first and second-year students.
The School was organized in 1925 by the National Conference of Jewish Social Service as a graduate school, and is today one of the two or three largest graduate schools of social work in the country. It admits only college graduates. The course of study lasts two years. It is supported by the New York Foundation, the Nathan Hofheimer Foundation, the Federations of Jewish Charities throughout the country, and private contributions. Louis E. Kirstein, of Boston, is the president of the School. The late Julius Rosenwald was the first president.