Arnold Markowitz

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Arnold Markowitz
Residence New York, United States
Nationality American
Fields cults
social work
Institutions Cult Hot Line, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Alma mater Empire State College, B.S.
Yeshiva University, M.S.W.
Known for Director, Cult Hot Line
Notable awards Jonestown Memorial Award (Cult Awareness Network), Margaret Singer Award (ICSA)

Arnold Markowitz is a Jewish American social worker, psychotherapist, and "cult" critic and researcher. He is the Director of the Cult Hot Line and Clinic of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in New York City.[1] Markowitz also serves as Director of Brooklyn Adolescent Service, also known as "Break-Free Adolescent Services".[2] In 1986, Markowitz was presented with the "Jonestown Memorial Award" by the Cult Awareness Network in memory of victims of People's Temple tragedy in Jonestown, Guyana. He was credited with founding the Cult Hotline and Clinic of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services.[3]

Markowitz received the Margaret Singer Award, International Cultic Studies Association, 2006, for "26 Years of Helping Families and Ex-members",[4]


  1. ^ Profile, Arnold Markowitz, M.S.W., Cultic Studies Journal
  2. ^ Programs, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Break-Free Adolescent Services, Director: Arnold Markowitz, LCSW.
  3. ^ Jonestown Memorial Awards to New York Educator, Counselor, The Cult Observer, November 21, 1986
  4. ^ Margaret Singer Award – 26 Years of Helping Families and Ex-members: Lessons from the JBFCS Cult Hot-Line and Clinic, Arnold Markowitz, M.S.W., 2006 Conference, Denver, Colorado. International Cultic Studies Association.

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