From the Director
This edition of Constructs 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.

Innovating JCCs
This study identifies ways that Jewish community centers are shifting from a traditional model to become successful 21st century agencies.

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