About the Mandel Center
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education has pursued Jewish educational scholarship in service to the Jewish community since its founding in 2002. Our mission:
The MCSJE develops and promotes scholarship on teaching and learning in Jewish education. Our work inspires Jewish educators and policy makers to think, talk, and act more effectively, in order to make a deep and lasting difference in the lives of learners and the vibrancy of the Jewish community.
> Learn more about Jon Levisohn's vision for the Center.
Our research staff consists of three faculty members (Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Jon A. Levisohn and Jonathan Krasner) and a larger community of affiliated scholars. They lead an ongoing set of projects that promote better understanding of learners and learning in Jewish education.
The Mandel Center is a partnership between the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, OH, and Brandeis University. The Mandel Foundation was established by Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel, of Cleveland. Its primary mission is to help provide outstanding leadership for the nonprofit world. The Foundation supports leadership education programs in its own institutions and at selected universities and organizations.