Nicole Samuel, MA
Senior Research Associate
Nicole Samuel is a Senior Research Associate at CMJS and the Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership. Her research portfolio includes Jewish identity, Jewish education, and communal organizations. Nicole is co-author of Limud by the Lake Revisited: Growth and Change at Jewish Summer Camps and Developing the Developers, a study analyzing the shortage of qualified fundraisers in the Jewish community. She was a lead member of the research team mapping Jewish education in the United States for the Jim Joseph Foundation. Previous projects include studies of Jewish overnight camps in New York, young adult involvement in volunteer service, congregational educational, and the evaluation of the Limmud NY conference. She received her MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women's Studies from Brandeis University in 2005, concentrating in Contemporary Jewish Life. She earned a BA in History magna cum laude from American University in Washington, DC.