Socially Distant: Challenges Facing Jewish Young Adults During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht, Sasha Volodarsky, and Leonard Saxe

January 2021

Report cover for "Socially Distant"This study attempts to assess the pandemic’s health, economic, and social toll on US Jewish young adults. The sample for the study is a group of Jewish young adults (ages 18-32) who applied to participate in summer 2020 Birthright Israel trips but could not go because the trips were suspended in response to the pandemic.

To analyze how experiences changed over the course of the summer, surveys of two independent samples were conducted in June-July (N=1,084, AAPOR RR2=12.8%) and September 2020 (N= 1,134, AAPOR RR2= 15.8%).

Key Findings