Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 320
Departments/ProgramsHornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesUniversity of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, M.S.
University of Pittsburgh, B.S.
ExpertiseSocial psychology, methodology, policy analysis; American Jewry
|HRNS||227b||Contemporary Issues in Jewish Life: Using Social Science in Jewish Communal Policy-Making|
|HRNS||229a||Jewish Polity and Organizational Life|
|HRNS||247a||Program Evaluation for Jewish Professional Leaders|
|HS||407b||Survey Research Methods|
|HS||432f||Survey Research Methods|
Awards and Honors
Marshall Sklare Award (2012)
Klutznick Professor of Centemporary Jewish Studies (2009)
Heller Mentor Award (2005)
American Psychological Association early career award for distinguished contributions to psychology in the public interest (1989)
Fulbright Senior Lecturer (U.S.-Israel Educational Foundation), University of Haifa, Israel (1981 - 1982)
Congressional Science Fellow, Office of Technology Assessment (1980 - 1981)
Sales, A. & Saxe, L.. "What We Know About Jewish Education in Jewish Summer Camps." What We Know About Jewish Education. Ed. R. Goodman & P. Flexner., 2008 (forthcoming)
Chertok, F., Phillips, B., Saxe, L.. It's Not Just Who Stands Under the Chuppah: Intermarriage and Engagement. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2008.
Kadushin, C., Hecht, S., Sasson, T. & Saxe, L.. "Triangulation and Mixed Methods Designs: Practicing What We Preach in the Evaluation of an Israel Experience Educational Program." Field Methods 20. 1 (2008): 46-65.
Sasson, T., Saxe, L., Rosen, M., Selinger-Abutbul, D., Hecht, S.. After Birthright-Israel: Finding and Seeking Young Adult Jewish Community. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2008.
Saxe, L. "Connecting Diaspora Young Adults to Israel: Lessons from Taglit-Birthright Israel." Herzliya Conference 2008: Israel at 60--Tests of Endurance. Herzliya, Israel. January, 2008.
Saxe, L., & Chazan, B.. Ten Days of Birthirght Israel: A Journey in Young Adult Identity. Waltham: University Press of New England, 2008.
Saxe, Leonard. "The conventional wisdom is wrong...." Jerusalem Post March 4, 2008
Saxe, Leonard. American Jewish Attachment to Israel: An Assessment of the "Distancing" Hypothesis. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2008.
Saxe, Leonard. Taglit-Birthright Israel Evaluation: 2007-2008 North American Cohorts. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham. 2008.
Chertok, F., Saxe, L., Kadushin, C., Koren, A., Wright, G., & Klein, A.. The Impact of Day School: A Comparative Analysis of Jewish College Students. 2007.
Saxe, L. "Carter, Free Speech, and Brandeis." The Jewish Week February 22
Saxe, L., Phillips, B., Kadushin, C., Wright, G., Parmer, D.. The 2005 Boston Community Survey: Preliminary Findings. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2007.
Saxe, L., Sasson, T., Phillips, B., Hecht, S., Wright, G.. Taglit-Birthright Israel Evaluation: 2007 North American Cohorts. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2007.
Saxe, Leonard, Chertok, Fern. "The Kishkes, Kortex, and Kinesthetics (1, 2, 3) Principle." Reform Judaism Spring: 62-65.
TIghe, E., Saxe, L., Chertok, F.. Jewish Elderly Nazi Victims in the Former Soviet Union: Ongoing Needs and Comparison to Conditions in Europe, Israel and the United States. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. Waltham: 2007.
Bar-Tal, D., Saxe, L., Sud-Lokshin, M., Androphy, A.. "Evolving Social Identity among Contemporary Russian Jews: A trans-generational study of adolescents and parents." Community Psychology: National Experience in the Global Perspective. Ed. E. Tartakovsky and V. Sobkin. Moscow: GRA-FIX, 2006. 102-126.
Sales, A., & Saxe, L.. "Confronting Discontinuity on Campus." Forward March 10
Sales, A., & Saxe, L.. Particularism in the University: Realities and opportunities For Jewish life on American college campuses. Avi Chai Foundation. New York: 2006.
Saxe, L., Kadushin, C., & Phillips, B. "Boston's Good News on Intermarriage." The Jewish Week November 17: 17.
Saxe, L., Kadushin, C., Tighe, E., Beveridge, A., Brodsky, A., Livert, D. & Rindskopf, D.. "Community-Based Prevention Programs in the War on Drugs: Findings from the "Fighting Back" Demonstration." Journal of Drug Issues 36. (2006): 263-294.
Saxe, L., Sasson, T., & Hecht, S. Taglit-birthright israel: Impact on Jewish identity, peoplehood, and connections to Israel.. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University. Waltham: 2006.
Saxe, L., Tighe, E., Phillips, B., & Kadushin, C.. Reconsidering the Size and Characteristics of the American Jewish Population: New Estimates. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2006.
Saxe, Leonard. "How Many Jews? Synthesizing Data to Understand American Jewry." Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network Summer: 5-6.
Tighe, E., & Saxe, L. "Community-Based Substance Abuse Reduction and the Gap between Treatment Need and Treatment Utilization: Analysis of Data from the "Fighting Back" General Population Survey." Journal of Drug Issues 36. (2006): 295-312.
Saxe,Leonard with Sales. Engaging the Intellect: Jewish Studies on the College Campus. The Journal of the Jewish Life Network, 2005.
Saxe,Leonard. "Confident and Competent Reform Jews.
Saxe,Leonard with Kadushin, C., Hecht, S., Rosen, M. Phillips, B. Kelner, S.. Evaluating birthright Israel: Long-term impact and Recent Findings. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies Brandeis University, 2004.
Saxe,Leonard with Keiner, S. Rabkin & Sheingold, C.. The Jewish Sector's Workforce: Report of a Six-Community Study. Professional Leader's Project, 2004.
Saxe,Leonard with Kener, S., Rabkin M. & Sheingold C.,. What Do We Mean When We Speak of a Personnel Crisis?. The Journal of the Jewish Life Network, 2004.
Saxe,Leonard with Lindholm, M., Ryan, D. Kaduhin, L.& Brodsky. 'Fighting Back' Against Substance Abuse. The Structure and Funciton of Community Coalitions.. Human Relatons, 2004.
Saxe,Leonard. A .Assessment of Methods to Quantify Neediness Amony Jewish Nazi Victims. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies & The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis Uiversity, 2004.
Saxe,Leonard. A Synthesis of Comparative Information on Hardship and Need in the United States, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies & The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Brandeis University, 2004.
Saxe,Leonard. Recruiting and Retaining a Professional Workforce for the Jewish Community: A Review of Existing Reasearch. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies & Professional Leader's Project. 2004.
Saxe,Leonard. The Florence Melton Parent Education Program: Evaluating an Innovative Approach to Adult Jewish Education for Parents of Preschoolers. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University. 2004.
Saxe,Leonard, with T. Cross, N. Silverman, W.F. Batchelor, and . Children's Mental Health: Problems and Treatment. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1987.
Saxe,Leonard, co-ed M.J. Saks. Advances in Applied Psychology, Vol. 3. Hilsdale NJ: Erlbaum, 1986.
Saxe,Leonard, with D. Dougherty and T. Cross. The Validity of Polygraph Testing: A Research Review and Evaluation (Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983.
Saxe,Leonard, with M. Fine. Social Experiments: Methods for Design and Evaluation. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1981.
Saxe,Leonard. The Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Psychotherapy (Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1980.
Saxe,Leonard, co-ed D. Bar-Tal. The Social Psychology of Education: Theory and Research. Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere, 1978.