From the Director
Every week seems to bring a new level of trauma to our country. The pandemic’s surging death toll and the inability of our health system to efficiently distribute vaccines are crises of epic proportions. One would think that the country would coalesce, but instead, the insurrection at the US Capitol last week and the threat of further violence suggest the opposite effect. 
Socially Distant: Challenges Facing Jewish Young Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic
How have US Jewish young adults weathered the COVID-19 pandemic? The report examines the health effects and economic consequences of the pandemic on this population; their levels of concern about police violence, protests, and the presidential election; and the degree to which their concerns shifted over summer 2020. The study also documents how Jewish young adults are managing their mental health and the potential role of the Jewish community in addressing their current needs. 
Is Criticism Disloyal? American Jews' Attitudes toward Israel
Politics and Religion First View , pp. 1 - 27
Graham Wright, Leonard Saxe, and Kenneth D. Wald

To what extent is it possible for American Jews to maintain a deep emotional connection to Israel while criticizing the actions of the Israeli government?
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January 14, 2021

Community survey underway, Heritage Florida Jewish News, January 1, 2021

Study reveals COVID-19 hardships on Palm Beach Jewish community, South Florida Sun Sentinel, December 23, 2020