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October 05, 1973 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-10-05

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, October 5, 1973-13

Number of Jewish Single Parents Expands; Communally Rejected

By BEN GALLOB

(Copyright 1973, JTA, Inc.)

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A Jewish family agency
has reported a dramatic in-
crease in the number of Jew-
ish women seeking help to
cope with the devastating
problems of being cut off
from physical, social and ec-
onomic security by divorce
and desertion.
There has been a 300 per
cent increase during the past
three years in the number of
single parents, mostly wom-
en, applying to the Jewish
Community Services of Long
Island for such help,,accord-
ing to George Rothman, the
executive director. He de-
scribed them as "struggling
with a range of problems
stemming from their new sin-
gle parent status." The grow-
ing number of such women,
their problems and the reac-
tions of the Jewish commu-
nity toward them were de-
scribed in a report prepared
by two casework supervisors
of the agency.

the family courts tend to
award custody of children to
the mothers and also because
they usually have been out
of the job market for years,
when they have been in it at
all, and they must suddenly
deal with the problem of in-
come which was rarely a con-
cern when they were mar-
ried.

The report, which was pre-
sented at the recent National
Conference of Jewish Com-
munal Service, and amplified
in interviews with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, called
the continuing increase in the
number of Jewish single-par-
ent families "a phenomenon
emerging from the maelstrom
of societal changes in which
divorce and separation are
becoming increasingly com-
monplace." The report was
prepared by Mrs. Esther Fin-
kel of the JCS Hicksville
branch and Mrs. Hermione
Davis of the agency's Hemp-
stead office.

The report said that the
current emergence of the sin-
gle parent was in conflict
with the traditional view of
the permanence and cohe-
siveness of Jewish family
life. The survival of the Jew-
ish people has traditionally
been linked to the preserva-
tion of the patriarchal family,
and this tradition has no
place for an "appropriate
role for single parent fami-
lies, particularly as they view
themselves as isolated from
the mainstream of American
life, as well as the social life
of the suburban Jewish com-
munity." In addition to the
many wrenching problems
such women face in the fre-
quently overnight shock of
transition from the security
of married status to the in-
security of the loss of that
status, they also frequently
feel that their acceptability
to the Jewish community is
in question, a situation which
often "reaffirms their feel-
ings of unworthiness." They
are excluded from activities
in synagogues, for example,
because they are considered
a "threat" as long as they
are single, the JTA was told.
Women generally are the
principal victims of such
wrecked marriages because

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to Double Production

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Aircraft Industry Ltd. will
double its production next
year, it was announced.
The company's plans call
for two "Arava" and two
"West Wind" (formerly Com-
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present production is one of
each per month.
The firm will make an
effort to sell the Israeli-made
planes in North America and
to West European countries
in addition to those sold al-
ready to Latin America.

The main office of the JCS
in Rego Park has three serv-
ice units, one providing serv-
ices to adults. The supervisor
of that unit reported that one-
third of her caseload of 309
was comprised of single par-
ents. Nearly 30 ner cent of
an active caseload of 247 per-
sons being aided at the agen-
cy's Far Rockaway office are
from one-parent households.
Of 300 clients being served
at the Hempstead office, 25
per cent are single parents.
The office opened in Hicks-
ville in November 1972 has
78 clients, 19 being single
parents. At the Smithtown
office, 119 persons came for
help between April 1, 1972,
and last May 31, which was
39 more than applied in the
14 months before that April
1. Of those 39, 30 were single
parents.

The JTA was told that su-
pervisors at the agency re-
port that, in prior years,
there was a greater effort to
resolve marital conflicts than
there is now, when there are
fewer requests for such coun-
seling.
The report said family
agencies could help the single

parent to deal with many
problems but it stressed that
the "special services of
other Jewish institutions can
contribute significantly." The
point also was made that
the family agency was "only
part of the larger whole in

which government, other
Jewish institutions and soci-
ety in general need to par-
ticipate" to help the single
parents ,rapple with the often
agonizing demands imposed
by the upheavals of their
crippled marriages.

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