Prof. Meir Loewenberg

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EDUCATION

Harvard University, A.B., 1947 - history and literature

Columbia University, M.S., 1949 - social group work

Wayne State University, Ph.D., 1965 - sociology and social work

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Bar-Ilan University, School of Social Work., 1973-93: professor; since 1994  professor emeritus

Tel-Aviv University, School of Social Work., 1971-74: associate professor

St. Louis University, School of Social Work., 1965-67: assistant professor

University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work., 1979-80: K. L. M. Pray Visiting Professor

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work., 1986-87: Visiting Professor

Council on Social Work Education., 1967-71: accreditation, undergraduate education, research

Jewish Community Centers, Detroit and Chicago 1949-51, 1952-65

 

BOOKS

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (with Ralph Dolgoff and Donna Harrington). 9th edition.  Belmont CA: Brooks/Cole Publishers, 2012. Chinese   translation, Bejing, 2005.

From Charity to Social Justice: Emergence of Communal Institutions for the Support of the Poor in Ancient Judaism. New Brunswick NJ:Transaction Books. 2001.

Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Society: Fifty Years of Social Work in Israel. (Editor). Jerusalem: Magnes Press,1998.

Religion and Social Work Practice in Contemporary American Society. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.  

Fundamentals of Social Intervention. 2nd edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.

Immigrant Absorption and Welfare in Israel: A Reader for Social Workers(ed. F M. Loewenberg). Bar-Ilan University, 1979 (in Hebrew).

 

AWARDS

Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame (2007)

Publications

 

1960

Working with program sub-committees. JCC Program Aids, 21 (4), 7-10, 1960.

 

1966

Training part-time staff. New York:National Jewish Welfare Board, (Edited by FML). 1966.

 

1967

Who did NOT attend head start? Childhood Education, 43, 309-310, 1967.

American Jewry at the Crossroads. South African Jewish Observer, September 1967.

The challenge of change. Jewish Life, 34(5), 50-55, 1967.

The American Jury by Kalve, Jr. H. & Zeisel, H. in Saint Louis Law Review, 11, 278-282, 1967. (Book review)

 

1968

Drop-outs and transfer students. Social Work Education Reporter, 16(2) 1968.

Social workers and indigenous nonprofessionals: Some structural dilemmas. Social Work, 13, 65-71, 1968.

Statistics on Social Work Education 1967. New York: Council on Social Work Education, 1968.

Undergraduate education:A multi-purpose program. Public Welfare, 26, 151-154, 1968.

The Psychodynamics of American Jewish Life.  Ed. Kiell, N. in Jewish Bookland, October 1968. (Book review)

 

1969

Non-white doctoral students and graduates in social work. Social Work Education Reporter, 17,13, 1969.

Report on a survey: Undergraduate faculty institutes. Social Work Education Reporter, 17,  20-23, 58-59 (with Shey, T.H.), 1969.

Social work education responds to the manpower shortage: A statistical review, 1957-1967. Social Service Review, 43, 69-73, 1969.

Statistics on Social Work Education 1968. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1969.

Continuities in Undergraduate Social Work Education. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1969.

Essentials for Undergraduate Social Work Education. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1969.

Designing an undergraduate social welfare program for the nineteen seventies.

Pp.51-59 in ֺ Continuities in Undergraduate Social Work Education. New York: Council on Social  Work Education, 1969.

The role of field experience in higher education.  Pp.21-26 in Essentials for Undegraduate Social Work Education. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1969.

New responsibilities and new opportunities for social agencies: Relation between

agency and university.  Pp.27-37 in Essentials for Undegraduate Social Work Education. New York: Council on Social  Work Education, 1969.

 

1970

Ethnic characteristics of full-time master's degree students in U.S. schools of social work. Social Work Education Reporter, 18, 14-17, 48 (with Shey, T. H.), 1970.

Toward a system analysis of social welfare utilization patterns. Child Welfare, 49, 252-259, 1970.

Growing old in America today - Some implications for practice. JCC Program Aids, 31(2),13-16, 1970.

Jewish Americans by Goldstein, S. & Goldschneider, C. inֺ Jewish Booklandֺ,February  1970. (Book review)

The New Social Work Series, vols. 1-4, ed. Weissman, H.H. in American Sociological Review, 31,602-603, 1970. (Book review)

 

1971

Teaching practice skills. New York: Council on Social Work Education, (with Dolgoff, R.), 1971.

Survey of Manpower Needs in Jewish Communal Service. .New York:Bureau for Careers in Jewish Service, 1971.

On the training of paraprofessionals and professionals for social welfare services. Public Welfare, 29ֺ, 328-332, 1971.

Standard setting in social work education. Pp.29-39 in The Current Scene in Social Work Education. New York:Council on Social Work Education (with Stamm, A.), 1971.

Social Work Practice: A Response to the Urban Crisis by Meyer, C. H. in JCC Program Aids, 33(1), 18, 1971. (Book review)

 

1972

Doctoral Students in Schools of Social Work. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1972.

The Practice of Social Intervention: Roles, Goals and Strategies (with Dolgoff, R.). Itasca IL:Peacock Publishers, 1972.

 

1973

School-based Community Centers: Report on an Experiment. Jerusalem: Hebrew  University, Schwartz Graduate Program. (Also in Hebrew), 1973.

Time and Quality in Graduate Social Work Education. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1973.

 

1974

Toward a sociological perspective on social welfare strategies. Pp. 43-69 in Social

Science and Social Welfare  (Ed. Romanyshyn, J. M.). New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1974

 

1975

Utilization of schools for community centres in Israel. Community Development Journal, 10, (London), 126-131, 1975.

Identifying the basic core content of social work education: A working paper. New York: Council on Social Work  Education, 1975.

Professional Components in Education for Fundraising. New York:Council on Social Work Education, 1975.

Hamashber b'avoda sozialit: Nitu'ah t'guvot l'mehkar ha'araha (The crisis in social work: Analysis of responses to evaluation research). Sa'ad, 19 (3), 16-18, 1975. (Hebrew).

Developing manpower for Jewish communal services. Proceedings. International Conference on Jewish Communal Services, Jerusalem. 1975.

Regulating the Poor by Piven, F. F. & Cloward, R. A. in JCC Program Aids, 36 (3), 23-24, 1975. (Book review)

 

1977

Fundamentals of Social Intervention. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.

The current crisis is social work education. Contemporary Social Work Education, 1, 61-68 (Australia), 1977.

Arahim mikzoi'im v'etika mikzo'it. (Professional values and professional ethics). Sa'ad, 21, 3-7, 1977.  (Hebrew).

 

1978

Core themes in social work education. Pp. 41-51 in Discovery and Development in Social Work Education. Proceedings of XIX International Congress of Schools of Social Work, Jerusalem, 1978a.

Contenido basico y central en la educacion para el trabajo social. Selecciones de Servicio Soxial, 6, 11-20, Argentinia, 1978b.  (Spanish translation of 1978a.)

Professional values and professional ethics in social work education. Pp. 115-129 in Baer, L. and Federico, R., Educating the Baccalaureate Social Worker. Cambridge:Ballinger Publishing Co., 1978c.

Social work education in Israel. Pp. 4-8 in Spiro, S.S.(Ed.). Issues and Explorations in Social Work Education. Jerusalem: Israeli Association of Schools of Social Work, 1978d.

Goals and strategies for the future of social welfare in  Israel. Kidma, 4, 5-8, 1978.

The crisis in social work: An analysis of responses to evaluation research. Sa'ad in 1975. Pp.23-27, 1978

Ethnic Integration in Israel by Inbar, M. & Adler, C. inֺ Jewish Books in Review, July, 3, 1978. (Book review)

Models of group therapy and sensitivity training  by Shaffer,J.B.F. & Galinsky, D. in Social Work with groups, 2, 414-415 (with F. Mittwoch), 1978. (Book review)

 

1979

The causes of turnover among social workers. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 6, 622-642, 1979.

Is American social work exportable? Canadian Journal of Social Work Education, 5, 12-14, 1979.

N'shira ovdim sozi'alim - darhei iv'hun (An exploration of social work turnover), Hebrew (with Glantz, D.).  Hevrah  v'revaha,2,  267-282, 1979.

K'lita v'revaha b'yisrael: Mikra'a  (Immigrant absorption and welfare in Israel: A reader). Ramat-Gan:Bar-Ilan University, 1979.

Klitat aliyah v'tafkid ha'oved ha'soziali biyisra'el (Immigrant absorption and the task of the Israeli social worker). Pp. 388-404 in Klita v'revaha b'yisrael: Mikra'a (Immigrant absorption and welfare in Israel: A reader). Ramat-Gan:Bar-Ilan University, 1979.

 

1980

Applied research for social policy by Arrow, K.J., Abt, C.C., & Fitzsimmons, S. J. in Administration in Social Work, 4, ֺ 104-105, 1980. (Book review)

 

1981

The stigmatization of public dependency. Social Service Review, 55,  435-452, 1981.

Comparing public policies: New Concepts and methods by Ashford, D. E. (Ed.). in Administration in Social Work, 5, 110-111, 1981. (Book review)

 

1982

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (With Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers, 1982.

 

1983

Fundamentals of Social Intervention. New York:Columbia University Press, 2d ed., 1983.

On teaching social work practice. Unstructor's Manual for Fundamentals of Social Intervention.New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 3-10, 1983.

 

1984

Professional ideology, middle range theories and knowledge building for social work practice. British Journal of Social Work, 14, 309-322, 1984.

 

1985

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (With Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers. 2d ed., 1985.

Chapters 1, 3, 4, 7, and 9 of Fundamentals of Social Intervention (1977a) in Italian translation. InMetodologia del Servizio Sociale. Milano: Par Franco Angeli Libro, 1985.

 

1987

Another look at unethical professional conduct. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 11, 220-229, 1987.

 

1988

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (With Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers, 3d ed., 1988.

Religion and Social Work Practice in Contemporary American Society. New York: Columbia  University Press, 1988.

 

1989

Documents from the history of social welfare in Eretz Yisrael: Helene H. Thon (1886-1953) on social work in Palestine in the 1920s. Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel, 2, 111-122, 1989.

Is 'prior experience' an effective selection criterion for social work education? Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel, 2, 57-66 (with Zila Balalty), 1989.

 

1990

The interface of halakha (Jewish law) and social work practice in a case of adultery. Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel, 3, 29-37, 1990.

 

1991

Documents from the history of social welfare in Eretz Yisrael: The Peel Commission Report (1936). Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel, 4, 115-124, 1991.

Voluntary organizations in developing countries and colonial societies: The Social Service Department of the Palestine Jewish Community in the 1930's. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 20, 415-428, 1991.

 

1992

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (With Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers, 4th ed., 1992.

Ideology or pragmatism: Further reflections on voluntary and public sector relations in the 19th century. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 21, 119-133, 1992.

Federal Relief Programs in the 19th Century: A Reassessment. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 19(3), 121-136, 1992.

Notes on ethical dilemmas in wartime: Experiences of Israeli social workers during Operation Desert Shield. International Social Work, 35, 429-439, 1992.

 

1993

Die Organsation der Eingliederungshilfe in Israel. Pp. 64-73 in Bade, K. J. and Troen, S. I. (Eds.).Zuwanderung und Eingliederung von Deutschen und Juden in Deutschland und Israel. Bonn, 1993.

Preparing for the welfare state? A Re-assessment of the decision to establish the Social Service Department of the Va'ad Le'ummi. Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel, 7-8, 21-30, 1993.

Hospitality for poor travelers in ancient Judea: An exploration of the origins of organised charity. Le'la, 36  (September), 21-24, (London),  1993.

Tzedakah: Can Jewish philanthropy buy Jewish survival?     by Jacob Neusner  in Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 70, 1, 88-91, 1993. (Book review)

 

1994

Migration services in the 1990s: Some thoughts for planning and research on public/voluntary/market sector relations in post-welfare societies. Pp. 61-72 in Troen, S.I. and Bade, K.J. (Eds.). Returning home. Beer Sheva: Humphrey  Institute of Social Ecology, 1994.

The support system of fathers and mothers raising their children alone. Bitahon Soziali, 41,  57-72, 1994. (with Orna Cohen). {Hebrew}.                        

Support systems in the divorce transition. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 7, 2/3, 168-174, 1994. (with Orna Cohen).

On the development of philanthropic institutions in ancient Judaism: Provisions for poor travelers. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly,23, 193-207, 1994.

 

1995

Financing philanthropic institutions in Biblical and Talmudic times. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 24, 307-320, 1995.

Wurzeln jüdischer Sozialarbeit in Palästina by F.M.Konrad in Paedagogica Historica, 31,2, 533-537, 1995. (Book review)

 

1996

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (With Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers, 5th ed., 1996.

 

1997

What does Judaism say about voluntarism? A survey of Biblical, Talmudic, and Rabbinic sources. Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel, 9-10, 77-87,1997.

 

1998

Meeting the challenges of a changing society: Fifty years of social work in Israel. Jerusalem: Magnes Press. 1998.

 

2000

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (with Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers, 6th ed. 2000.

Napoleon’s Balfour Declaration. Queens College of Jewish Studies, 2, 116-124.

Korean translation of Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice . (With Ralph Dolgoff). Itasca: Peacock Publishers, 5th ed., 1996.

 

2001

From Charity to Social Justice: The emergence of communal institutions for the support of the poor in Ancient Judaism. New Brunswick NJ:Transaction Publications.

 

2004

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (with Ralph Dolgoff and Donna Harrington ). Belmont CA: Brooks/Cole Publishers, 7th ed. 2004.

Hakhshara akademit l'avoda sozialit b'Yisrael: Avar, hove, v'atid by A.Aviram (ed.) in Hevra v'Revakha, 24,3, 355-358, Bookreview,  2004.

Entries on Israel, Judaism, Voluntarism, Voluntary Organizations, Volunteers. In   Fitzpatrick, Tony (ed). International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. London:Routledge, 2004.

 

2005

Chinese translation of Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (with Ralph Dolgoff      and Donna Harrington ).7th ed. Beijing, China

 

2006

Hakhnassat Orhim – Hospitality for Poor Travelers. Pp.107-127 in Poverty and Tzedakah in Jewish Law (eds. Walter Jacob with Moshe Zemer). Pittsburgh PA: Rodef Shalom Press.

 

2008

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (with Ralph Dolgoff and Donna Harrington ). Belmont CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole Publishers, 8th ed.

Hakhnassat Orhim – Mosdot tzedaka b'tekufot hamikra v'hatalmud [Hospitality – charitable institutions in the time of the Bible and the Talmud]. Pp.70-73 in Sha'ar Efrat. Efrat: Kollel Efrat, 2008.

 

2010

The Western Wall: Is it the Kotel or Al-Buraq Wall? Israel Resource Review, 17 December 2010, or follow this link: The Western Wall: Is it the Kotel or Al-Buraq Wall?http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=4233&q=1

 

2011

We have returned to the Temple Mount! Israel Resource Review, 12 June 2011,                  http://israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=4412&q=1

The Middle East Turmoil: Its Impact on Arab-Israeli Peace Prospects. Israel Resource Review, 21 July 2011, http://israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=4452&q=1

Palestinians Push for 1947 lines - not 1967 lines: Once again, the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, Winnipeg Jewish Review, August 8, 2011. Also at http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=1417&sec=

1&title=Palestinians_Push_for_1947_lines_%EF%BF%BD_not_1967_lines:
Once_again,_the_UN_Partition_Plan_for_Palestine

 

2012

Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (with Ralph Dolgoff and Donna Harrington ). Belmont CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole Publishers, 9th ed.

"The Persian Conquest of Jerusalem," The Jewish Magazine, January 2012.

http://www.jewishmag.com/161mag/persian_conquest_jerusalem/persian_conquest_jerusalem.htm

"Who was Abraham's mother?", The Jewish Magazine, February 2012

http://www.jewishmag.co.il/162mag/abraham_mother/abraham_mother.htm

"How many cups of wine do you drink at the Seder? 3-4-5?" The Jewish Magazine, April 2012http://www.jewishmag.com/164mag/passover_four_cups/passover_four_cups.htm

"Did Maimonides really pray on the Temple Mount?" Jewish Magazine, October-November  2012,

http://www.jewishmag.co.il/169mag/rambam_temple_mount/rambam_temple_mount.htm

 

2013

"The Sacred and the Profane - A photo essay of the Temple Mount", The Jewish Magazine, January 2013. http://www.jewishmag.com/171mag/temple-mount-photo-essay/temple-mount-photo-essay.htm

"May a Jew live in Egypt?" The Jewish Magazine, March 2013. http://www.jewishmag.com/173mag/jew_live_in_egypt/jew_live_in_egypt.htm   

"Gaza is an integral part of the Land of Israel: A Brief Historical Review of the Gaza Jewish community", The Jewish Magazine, June 2013. http://www.jewishmag.com/176mag/jewish_gaza/jewish_gaza.htm or link  

"Did Jews Abandon the Temple Mount?" Middle East Quarterly 20, 3 (Summer 2013), pp. 37-48. http://www.meforum.org/3556/temple-mount

"How Many Shofar-blasts Must be Sounded on Rosh Hashanah?" The Jewish Magazine, August-September 2013. http://www.jewishmag.com/177mag/rosh_hashannah_shofar/rosh_hashannah_shofar.htm   

"Where Jerusalem Jews Worship: Tracing the changing location of the "holiest" site in Judaism", Hakirah, vol. 16, Winter 2013, pp. 213-231. link Also at http://israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=7042&q=1   

"The Jewish Roots Of Nablus – Shechem", The Jewish Magazine, December 2013. http://jewishmag.com/180mag/jewish_nablus_shechem/jewish_nablus_shechem.htm 

 

2014

When Iran Ruled Jerusalem, Segula, January 2014, pp. 30-38. http://www.academia.edu/9448222//When_Iran_Ruled_Jerusalem

כשהאירנים שלטו בירושלים. סגולה,   January 2014, pp. 24-33.   

Poverty in Eighteenth-Century New York City: A Jewish Pauper Demands Kosher Meals, New York History, 95/3 (Summer 2014), pp. 432-445.

 

2015

The Temple Mount status quo: Law or Myth?, Jewish Magazine , Summer 2015.

 

2016

What happened on the original Yom Yerushalayim in 1967?,  Israel Resource Review, May 4, 2016.

A Synagogue on Har Habayit in the 7th Century: Dream or Historical Fact?, Hakirah, vol. 21, Summer 2016, pp.253-262.

 

Research

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Social work ethics.

- Social work history.

- Development of social welfare institutions in Eretz Yisrael.

- Medieval Jewish history.