J.D.C. Opens Training Courses in New York on Jewish Relief Work Overseas

qualified men and women who wish to acquire historical background and perspective on the problem of emergency aid and rehabilitation of Jewish populations abroad with the objective of post-war service with private or official agencies working in foreign fields.

The curriculum will emphasize contemporary problems of relief and relief administration and relationships to military, civilian and other agencies. It will also include a study of general, economic, political and social conditions in Europe, the Near East and North Africa, in relation to Jewish needs and problems in these areas as well as a survey of the Joint Distribution Committee’s relief and rehabilitation activities overseas from 1914 to the present.

Dr. Philip Klein, professor at the New York School of Social work, Columbia University, and author of numerous studies of community and sociological problems, will direct the course and the faculty will include experts in various fields of overseas relief and reconstruction. The course will be open to a limited number of qualified men and women between the ages of 25 and 50. A college degree and professional training in social work or its equivalent in education and experience are required. Proficiency in a second language is desirable and applicants trained or experienced in public health and economic reconstruction will be given special consideration.

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