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Gerald Bubis interview, 1994
Bubis, Gerald, interviewee
Cohen, Ben L., interviewer
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Bubis, Gerald - Audio Oral History Interview - CSWA ❧ Interviewed by Ben Cohen in January, 1994. An interview with Gerald Bubis as he discusses his entrance into the field of social work
overview of his positions held
work with Jewish social service
relationship between synagogues and social work
different phases of his career in social work
the establishment of the School of Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College
his double master's degree program in social work with USC
tension between assimilated and Orthodox Jews
application of values (Jewish, for example) to social work
methodologies of social work
his professors
social movements
his personal philosophy
the influence of social workers on programs and policies
his reflections on professional studies and methodologies. ❧ Gerald Bubis obtained an MSW from the University of Minnesota, after experiences from childhood on working as club leader and later for Hillel. Following his graduate study, he was a full time assistant director of Hillel at the University of Minnesota, then sequentially with the Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis, in Oakland, in Long Beach, and in Los Angeles. In 1968, until his retirement 23 years later, he was with the Jewish Communal Service of the Hebrew University Adjacent to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There he established that program and, also, a joint degree with the USC School of Social Work leading to an MSW and a master's degree in communal service. This interview describes the establishing of that program and some of the philosophy and views that governed his participation in that program as well as his general professional activities. ❧ Gerald Bubis. Interviewed by Ben Cohen. Date of interview 1-94. Length of interview: 40 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Transcript of interview: 16 pp. ❧ INTERVIEW TOPICS: Entrance into the field of social work
his reflections on professional studies and methodologies.
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Bubis, Gerald
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