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Jewish Social Service Conference Debates Community Chest Problems

May 10, 1927
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Miss Zena Bianc, executive secretary of the Bureau of Jewish Children of Philadelphia, presented a paper on the Placement of Dependent Children at the Tuesday morning session of the National Conference of Jewish Social Service. Papers on the Experience of Jewish Community Chests were read by Dr. S. C. Kohs of San Francisco, Harry J. ##pper of Oakland, Cal., Morris D. Waldman of Detroit, Paul Goldblatt of Harrisburgh, Pa. and Samuel C. Blumenthal of Dallas, Texas.

At the Monday night session Raymond Clapp, director of the Welfare Federation of Cleveland, speaking on the Effect of Jewish Participation in Community Chests, expressed the opinion that the Jewish agencies have gained in their contact with non-Jewish social work. “That the Jewish agencies are likely to gain financially from membership in a Community Chest, I am unable to prove,” said Mr. Clapp, “but a city does not have a true Community Fund when Catholics and Jews hold out. By joining in the Community Fund the Jewish leader has the opportunity to make his contribution in the most effective way to the social planning of the whole city. Jewish social work through such participation improves in effectiveness and Jewish leadership gains in understanding.”

Discussion on the advisability of joining general Community Funds followed Mr. Clapp’s address and among those who participated were L Living Lipstitch of Los Angeles, Dr. Boris D. Bogen of Cincinnati and Morris D. Waldman of Detroit.

President Coolidge has been asked to address the annual convention of Bride Abraham at Saraloga, N. Y., June 12. Judge Gustave Hartman, of New York, grand master, and a delegation representing the order extended the invitation.

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