Sasha Volodarsky, MA
Sasha Volodarsky is a research associate at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. He is a PhD candidate in political science at Northeastern University. He received his BA from Tel-Aviv University and MA from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya Israel. Before he joined CMJS, Sasha worked as a researcher at Clalit in Israel and the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute for Applied Research. At CMJS, Sasha's research focuses primarily on the evaluation of Birthright Israel. He has co-authored a number of reports about the impact of Birthright, including reports about the Birthright trips from North America as well as trips from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Germany. Sasha also co-authored several academic papers on topics including antisemitism, the impact of Covid-19 on students' mental health, and the effectiveness of online education. He is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and Hebrew.