About the Mandel Center

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education has pursued Jewish educational scholarship in service to the Jewish community since its founding in 2002. Our mission:

The MCSJE develops and promotes scholarship on teaching and learning in Jewish education. Our work inspires Jewish educators and policy makers to think, talk, and act more effectively, in order to make a deep and lasting difference in the lives of learners and the vibrancy of the Jewish community.

Through our research projects, publications, videos, and events, we promote deeper understanding of the purposes and practices of Jewish education.

In July 2014, Jon A. Levisohn became director of the Mandel Center, succeeding founding director Sharon Feiman-Nemser, who continues at the Center as senior scholar.

> Learn more about Jon Levisohn's vision for the Center.

Our research staff consists of three faculty members (Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Jon A. Levisohn and Jonathan Krasner) and a larger community of affiliated scholars. They lead an ongoing set of projects that promote better understanding of learners and learning in Jewish education.

The Mandel Center is a partnership between the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, OH, and Brandeis University. The Mandel Foundation was established by Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel, of Cleveland. Its primary mission is to help provide outstanding leadership for the nonprofit world. The Foundation supports leadership education programs in its own institutions and at selected universities and organizations.