Neipris, Joseph

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NEIPRIS, JOSEPH (1918–1991), Israeli social worker. Neipris was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He served as a psychiatric social worker, and in 1950 settled in Israel, where in 1952 he became administrative director of the Lasker Mental Hygiene and Child Guidance Clinic. In 1968, he was appointed deputy director of the School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Neipris was co-author of The Individual and the Group (1953) and the author of Social Welfare and Social Services in Israel (1981). He was the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for Jews in social welfare.