Chicago, 1925. Item #31407
Original Wraps. 8vo. 223,  pages. 22 cm. First Edition. Detailed report for the years 1919 to 1925 of the projects and successes of Jewish communal organizations in Chicago; with an emphasis on the history of the organizations, approaches to case work, and future trajectories to remedy shortcomings; with 19 tables, 10 charts, 9 illustrations, and 19 appendices containing financial audits. Compiled by Maurice Joseph Karpf (1891–1964) , “U. S. Psychologist, social worker, and marriage counselor. Karpf, who was born in Austria, was brought to the U. S. As a boy, and studied sociology and psychology at Columbia University. After being employed as a psychologist in the Chicago school system (1912–14, 1916–18) , he was superintendent of the Jewish Social Service Bureau, Chicago (1919–25) , director and president of the faculty of the graduate school of Jewish Social Work in New York (1924–42) , and executive director of the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations in Los Angeles (1942–47) . Active in Jewish affairs, he served as president of the National Conference of Jewish Welfare (1930–32) , chairman of the International Conference of Jewish Social Work (1932–35) , and non-Zionist member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (1930–45) . His works include: The Scientific Basis of Social Work (1931) and Jewish Community Organization in the United States (1938) . ” (EJ 2008) . The successor to the Jewish Aid Society, the Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) is currently the central philanthropic address of Chicago's Jewish community and one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois. Subjects: Charity organization. Jewish Social Service Bureau (Chicago, Ill. ) Jewish Aid Society, Chicago. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to outer edges, slight tear to upper corner of wrap, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-13).