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Organization of the National Association of Jewish Family, Children’s and Health Services as a new national organization and as an associate group of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service was announced here today by Maurice Bernstein, Conference president. The National Conference of Jewish Communal Service is a professional organization whose members are practitioners in various fields of Jewish communal service.

The members of the National Association of Jewish Family, Children’s and Health Services are executives of Jewish family and children’s agencies in the United States and Canada, and the directors of the social service departments of a number of Jewish hospitals in New York City. The objectives of the new association are:

1. To provide an organized forum for discussion of subjects of common interest and new developments geared to the role of the professional in Jewish family, children’s and health services, and the Jewish purpose of the agency administering the services.

2. To represent the field of family, children’s and health services in formulating program for those fields for the annual forum of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Services, and represent those fields in all relationships with the NCJCS.

3. To represent the NCJCS in relationships with other groups where the fields of family, children’s and health services are involved.

4. To develop means for recruiting individuals with professional competence for the fields of Jewish family, children’s and health services; and consider and prepare recommendations for the field of professional education which will contribute to this goal.

5. To develop plans for joint research among the agencies to define and refine the Jewish aspects of their services.

Elected co-chairmen of the association were Philip Soskis, executive director of the New York Association for New Americans, Inc., and Bernard Goldstein, executive director of the Jewish Family Service, Dallas. Other officers are: Secretary, Burton S. Rubin, executive director, Jewish Family Service of Worcester, Mass., and treasurer, Irving Greenberg, executive director, Jewish Counseling and Service Agency, Newark, N.J.

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