As some of you may already have seen, we have just published the first issue of a new monthly e-newsletter, JData Revealed. Each month, using information from our JData educational database, the newsletter will focus on a different sector of the Jewish education system.
The inaugural issue describes our data on Jewish overnight camps, appropriate given that the 2011 season is about to close. Future newsletters will consider the landscape of Jewish day schools, early childhood centers, and congregational and other part-time schools. For each focal area, we will summarize some of the existing data, illustrate how users can access information, and share reflections regarding uses of the data from leaders in the respective fields. We invite you to subscribe and to make use of the information being gathered by JData.
It has been an intense summer and senior researchers at the Center/Institutes have been focused on completing a series of new reports----on the Jewish Futures Project, on socio-demography, and on a variety of Jewish education initiatives. We look forward to announcing the release of several of these publications in the fall. We continue to discuss our findings in the popular press as well. My latest op-ed focuses on "education for all" and how we can think about a system of education that reaches both the most and the least motivated.
Enjoy these final days of summer.
Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., Director
Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Steinhardt Social Research Institute