The dynamic relationship of American Jews to Israel is one of our most robust areas of research. Our largest program of research concerns Birthright Israel and the Jewish Futures Project.

Other studies explore American Jews relationship to Israel (including the question of generational distancing), American Jewish philanthropy and Israel, and the relationship between political views and connection to Israel.

Two sets of publications concern the state of Israel studies on campuses in the United States and the efforts to develop the field. 

A new thread of our program of research aims to understand the extent of hostility toward Israel and antisemitism on North American campuses and assess the relationship between these trends and Jewish students’ support for and connection to Israel.