Building Resilient Jewish Communities

For questions about this research, contact CMJS at 781.736.2936 or BRJCstudy@brandeis.edu

CMJS/SSRI Director
Leonard Saxe

Principal Investigator
Janet Krasner Aronson

Community Contact
Nicole Samuel

The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies/Steinhardt Social Research Institute is conducting a study to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Jewish community. The study, Building Resilient Jewish Communities, includes surveys of Jewish households across the United States. The surveys are designed to assess the experiences of these households during the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on connections to Jewish life and Jewish institutions. The purpose of the study is to help Jewish organizations determine the impact of the coronavirus crisis in their local communities and provide data to help them best meet the needs of the individuals and households who are most affected.

The study is being conducted concurrently in several cities and communities throughout the United States. It is sponsored by national funders and local Jewish Federations.

Participating communities include:

The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest (NJ)

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (DC, MD, VA)

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago