Community Studies

Research Team

Community Studies Research Group

Matthew Boxer, PhD is an assistant research professor at CMJS, SSRI, and teaches in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. Boxer is a leading expert on small Jewish communities and is currently writing a book that addresses the impact of Jewish community size on Jewish identity. Boxer is a principal investigator for community studies projects.

Janet Krasner Aronson, PhD is an associate director at CMJS and SSRI and teaches in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. Aronson has led the development of the Index of Jewish Engagement for community studies. Aronson is a principal investigator for community studies projects.

Leonard Saxe, PhD is Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and director of CMJS and SSRI. He chairs the Hornstein Program and teaches in the Heller School. He is a leading methodologist and analyst of the Jewish community and received the 2012 Marshall Sklare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Scientific Study of Jewry.

Matthew Feinberg, MA, MBA is a senior research associate at CMJS/SSRI. He serves as project manager for our program of community studies. Feinberg oversees survey sample preparation and call center operations.

Matthew Brookner, MA, MPP, is a research associate at CMJS and SSRI, where he is the lead analyst on Jewish community studies and works on community needs assessments. Brookner is also a doctoral candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Eliana Chapman, MA is a research specialist at CMJS/SSRI. She serves as a liaison for community members, the community studies team, and the survey administrators.

Sasha Volodarsky is a research associate at CMJS/SSRI and a data analyst for the community studies.