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The Steinhardt Social Research Institute was established at Brandeis University in 2005 by a gift from Michael Steinhardt and the Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation.
Jewish Studies Centers
International Research on Jewish Women
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute: International Research on Jewish Women develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research and artistic projects. The world's only academic center of its kind, HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public.
The institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming and offers highly competitive grant and internship programs.
Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center
for Modern Jewish Studies
The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the social scientific study of contemporary Jewry. The mission of the center is to engage in academically rigorous research that concerns all facets of modern Jewish life and the role of religion and ethnicity in modern society.
The center's work not only contributes to a scholarly understanding of these topics but also provides policymakers and community leaders with timely analyses of current issues. A signature feature of the Cohen Center is its use of innovative research methods to answer complex questions.
The Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership brings academic expertise to the study and practice of fundraising, philanthropy and leadership in the American Jewish community. Housed at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, the institute takes an approach that includes research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information and ideas through publications, conferences and educational programming.
Steinhardt Social Research Institute
The Steinhardt Social Research Institute was established at Brandeis University in 2005 by a gift from Michael Steinhardt and the Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation. The institute collects and analyzes statistical data about the U.S. Jewish population. It also conducts methodological studies designed to create new paradigms for studying the Jewish community.
Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry
The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry seeks to study the history and culture of European Jewry in the modern period, with a special interest in studying the causes, nature and consequences of the European Jewish catastrophe.
The Bernard G. and Rhoda G. Sarnat Center for the Study of Anti-Jewishness aims to foster an understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of anti-Jewish prejudice, as well as Jewish and non-Jewish responses in historical and contemporary perspectives.
Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education
The Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education is dedicated to transforming the quality of teaching and learning in Jewish education settings by supporting innovative research initiatives and pioneering new approaches to developing Jewish educators.
Brandeis Genesis Institute
The Brandeis Genesis Institute, founded in 2009, focuses on reconnecting Russian-speaking Jews with their Jewish heritage by funding scholarships for undergraduates, graduates and participants in Brandeis summer programs for high school youth.
The institute undertakes a variety of activities to support Russian-speaking students, including recruitment, extracurricular and community activities, outreach and organizing conferences and exchanges with other institutions and groups.