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Jews and Non-jews in Philadelphia Confer on Communal Affairs

February 16, 1955
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Some 200 Jewish and non-Jewish clergymen, social workers and laymen and women active in church, synagogue and communal affairs in Philadelphia met here in a lengthy conference exploring the possibilities of joint action in spheres of mutual interest.

The conference was called by the Health and Welfare Council of this city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Council of Churches and the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis. A number of panels discussed family problems, the philosophic attitudes of religion toward many of today’s problems and the responsibility of the church and social agencies. The need for more religiously-oriented social workers and the need for clergymen to better understand the objectives of social workers was explored.

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