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This book impresses one with the multitude of institutions and groups that are providing services for children in Israel. In addition to the government agencies, there are the Jewish Agency, the youth movements, the labor organizations—particularly the General Federation of Jewish Labor—and the women's organizations, such as Hadassah and the Women's International Zionist Organizations (which are in great part sponsored and supported by interested persons abroad). All these organizations work together in providing maternal and infant services, kindergartens, camps, schools, recreational activities, medical services, vocational training schools and vocational guidance, feeding schemes and physical training programs. There is a tremendous program of youth development in Israel today. The immensity of this program, however, is matched by the seriousness of the need for such services in Israel.
This book is of particular value because the authors have presented their analysis in the setting of the entire nation and its principal problems.
Child Care in Israel: A Guide to the Social Services for Children and Youth. JAMA. 1951;145(11):855. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290081034