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Mitchel Lazarus
The History of Social Work

Mitchel Lazarus was employed in Minnesota with the Federation for Jewish Services and the Jewish Community Center prior to coming to the faculty as assistant professor under a U.S. Children's Bureau grant. He left the school in 1968 to become director of Westside Jewish Center in Los Angeles. While at Michigan, Lazarus was involved in the community and administration practice areas.