Fern Chertok, MA
Fern is a community psychologist and is the editor of Researching Community Psychology: Issues of Theory and Methods. She has conducted a variety of research projects including studies of the impact of Jewish adult education on emerging leaders in Jewish communal service, the effectiveness of courses on Jewish literacy on parents of preschoolers, and the involvement of interfaith families in synagogues. Recently Fern has been involved in a large scale study exploring the experience of Jewish undergraduate students on college campuses.
In addition to her research, Fern has consulted to and conducted training for a variety of congregations, day schools, and communal organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors of her own synagogue, where she currently co-chairs the Strategic Planning committee.