Shahar Hecht, MA
Senior Research Associate
Shahar Hecht is a senior research associate at the Cohen Center. She received a joint BA in Psychology and Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she also received an MA in Criminology. At the Cohen Center, she is the project manager for the Taglit-Birthright Israel evaluations and the Jewish Futures Project. She has worked on the evaluation of Birthright Israel international programs and on a study of Israelis who participate in Birthright Israel. In addition to Birthright Israel projects, Ms. Hecht has contributed to numerous other studies, including a study of Jewish young adults on college campuses and an evaluation of the needs of Nazi victims.