Jewish Studies Centers


Hadassah-Brandeis Institute:
International Research on Jewish Women

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute: International Research on Jewish Women develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research and artistic projects. The world's only academic center of its kind, HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public.

The institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming and offers highly competitive grant and internship programs.

Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center
for Modern Jewish Studies

The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the social scientific study of contemporary Jewry. The mission of the center is to engage in academically rigorous research that concerns all facets of modern Jewish life and the role of religion and ethnicity in modern society.

The center's work not only contributes to a scholarly understanding of these topics but also provides policymakers and community leaders with timely analyses of current issues. A signature feature of the Cohen Center is its use of innovative research methods to answer complex questions.

The Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership brings academic expertise to the study and practice of fundraising, philanthropy and leadership in the American Jewish community. Housed at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, the institute takes an approach that includes research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information and ideas through publications, conferences and educational programming.

Steinhardt Social Research Institute

The Steinhardt Social Research Institute was established at Brandeis University in 2005 by a gift from Michael Steinhardt and the Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation. The institute collects and analyzes statistical data about the U.S. Jewish population. It also conducts methodological studies designed to create new paradigms for studying the Jewish community.

Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry

The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry is devoted to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture, and society., It has a special interest in studying the Holocuast and its aftermath within the context of modern European intellectual, political, and social history.

The Bernard G. and Rhoda G. Sarnat Center for the Study of Anti-Jewishness aims to foster an understanding of the causes, nature and consequences of anti-Jewish prejudice, as well as Jewish and non-Jewish responses in historical and contemporary perspectives.

Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education

The Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education is dedicated to transforming the quality of teaching and learning in Jewish education settings by supporting innovative research initiatives and pioneering new approaches to developing Jewish educators.

Brandeis Genesis Institute

The mission of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI) is to galvanize the Russian-speaking Jewish community around the world by empowering young adults to actively engage in Jewish life, nurturing a cadre of effective communal professionals and strengthening the field of Russian Jewish studies. Principal activities of the institute include educational programs for undergraduate and high school students, seminars and fellowships for non-profit professionals, public events and academic conferences.