From the Director
This edition of
is bittersweet. We are highlighting two new reports developed by my long-time colleague, collaborator, and friend, Amy Sales, and marking Amy’s retirement from CMJS.
From Amy L. Sales
I arrived at CMJS as the first findings from the 1990 National Jewish Population Study were being released. I was a social psychologist in a land of demographers.
Advancing Jewish Retreating
This study maps the diverse ecosystem of Jewish retreating, examines how retreating has been adopted by a vast array of organizations, and discusses what current levels of activity portend for the future of Jewish retreating.
This study identifies ways that Jewish community centers are shifting from a traditional model to become successful 21st century agencies.
In Case You Missed It
Following 30 Jewish voters in 10 swing states through the 2020 election
, Moment Magazine's Jewish Political Voices Project
Millennials Search for Meaning & Authenticity When it Comes to Judaism – Part 1
, The Jewish Voice, February 5, 2020
Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Mailstop 014, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to bringing the concepts, theories, and techniques of social science to bear on the study of contemporary Jewish life.
The Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI), hosted at CMJS, uses innovative research methods to collect and analyze socio-demographic data on the Jewish community.