Jewish Conciliation Board Reports More Family Problems Before It

A growth in the number of cases reflecting changes in Jewish family and communal life was indicated in the 47th annual report of the Jewish Conciliation Board of America,

The Board, of which Dr. Israel Goldstein is chairman, said it held 18 sessions and heard 78 cases during the past year. The report said that “like many social institutions,” the Jewish family had changed and “self assertion and individual rights are more in vogue. The problems of children moving out of the home and the incidence of inter-marriage accounts for many of the cases” brought before the board. The report said that while, “unfortunately, we cannot help all who come to us, we have been able to resolve a high percentage of their conflicts.”

The Board adjudicated disputes In Jewish fraternal organizations whose problems in recent years have involved liquidation of long-standing fraternal groups whose memberships have dwindled, In other cases, the report said, disputes have resolved around administration of funds of fraternal groups controlled by one or two officers because the few remaining members are too enfeebled by age to attend meetings.

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