Philadelphia (Nov. 2)
A committee of four outstanding social workers will apply itself at once to a thorough study of the absorptive capacity of the various Jewish child caring agencies in this country with a view to ameliorating conditions along these lines among the Jewish child population of Germany, according to an announcement made through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by Dr. Jacob Billikopf, executive director of the local Federation of Jewish Charities and president of the National Conference of Social Service.
This action was taken following conversations Dr. Billikopf had with leaders of German Jewry when he visited that country last summer and extensive correspondence since.
The first task of the committee will be to ascertain how many of these children can be absorbed in the existing American institutions. This will be followed by recommendations for additional placements.
The report of this committee, together with its recommendations, will be submitted to the Joint Distribution Committee for approval.
The committee named by Dr. Billikopf includes: Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, executive director of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, and chairman of the Joint Committee on Child Caring, New York City; Harry L. Lurie, director, Bureau of Jewish Social Research, New York; Dr. Maurice J. Karpf, director of the Training School for Jewish Social Workers, New York; Dr. I. M. Rubinow, national secretary of B’nai B’rith, Cincinnati.