Social welfare

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Kling discusses his life beginning with growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1890s and 1900s, through his present work with local organizations concerned with the welfare of senior citizens. Important topics, episodes, and individuals mentioned include Kling's experiences at Male High School; his period of study for the rabbinate at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and eventual decision to abandon that pursuit; work with the National Jewish Welfare Board during World War I, especially at Camp Taylor near Louisville during the Spanish Influenza epidemic; his brief period of living in Chicago, Illinois, during the late 1910s; return to Louisville in 1919 and work with the Kling Stationery Company; his participation in the Socialist Party in Louisville and Kentucky during the 1930s. The interview also covers Kling's work with various Jewish, civic, and civil rights organizations in Louisville from the 1930s to the 1970s, his recollections of Charles Morris, and his views on the nature of Judaism.