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)


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


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


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)