Building Resilient Jewish Communities: COVID-19 AND JEWISH COMMUNITY RESPONSE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
7:30PM - 8:45PM EDT

Join Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz for a webinar presentation and discussion of the Building Resilient Jewish Communities study. Dr. Janet Krasner Aronson and Prof. Leonard Saxe will share data from the just completed study. Discussion will be moderated by Cynthia Shapira, a member of the Brandeis Board of Trustees and a leader of the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

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About the Study:

The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies surveyed 15,000 respondents in 10 different Jewish communities about their experiences during the first three months of the pandemic (May-July 2020). The surveys were designed to assess the experiences of Jewish households during the coronavirus crisis. The study examined the ways in which the pandemic affected the lives of community members, including their social and emotional health, their economic well-being, job stress, and relationship with Jewish institutions.

The study was designed to provide timely information that Jewish organizations can use to more effectively meet the needs of their community members.

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

Study Team Managers:

PI: Janet Krasner Aronson

PI: Leonard Saxe

Nicole Samuel

Matthew Feinberg

Shahar Hecht

Study Team Analysts:

Janet Krasner Aronson

Matthew Boxer

Matthew A. Brookner

Raquel Magidin de Kramer