Learning from Taglit-Birthright Israel: An Academic Symposium


May 23-24, 2011 Brandeis University

Learning from Taglit

Plenary 4 Background Papers:
Measuring the Impact of Taglit and Israel Experience Programs

(Mandel Auditorium)

Chair:  

Prof. Rachel Friedberg (Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Brown University)

Presenters: 

Prof. Leonard Saxe (Klutznick Professor of Jewish Community Research and Social Policy; Director, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, Brandeis University)

The Impact of Taglit‐Birthright Israel:What Have We Learned?

Michelle Shain (Graduate Research Associate, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University)

The Long-Term Impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel

Prof. Steven M. Cohen (Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion)

Journeys to Israel: The impact of longer-term programs upon Jewish engagement & Israel attachment

Prof. Erik Cohen (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University)

A mega-evaluation of a mega-experiment: Towards a comprehensive evaluation of Taglit

Discussants: 

Prof. Len Bickman (Professor of psychology, psychiatry, and public policy, Vanderbilt University)

Prof. Beth Weitzman (Vice Dean and Prof. Health and Public Policy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development)

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