The Applied Research Collective for American Jewry at NYU
Recognizing the dramatic societal, economic, and political changes of the 21st century, the Collective seeks to generate a responsive body of literature and cohorts of thinkers to enhance Jewish communal life for the coming decades.
The Applied Research Collective for American Jewry at NYU convenes scholars and practitioners in and beyond the Jewish community to collaboratively develop ideas in funding and policy for Jewish foundations and organizations.
The projects of the Collective for academic year 2018-2019 include:
A diverse cohort of ten Fellows will participate in monthly seminars from December 2018 to June 2019.
In the first week of June 2019, Fellows will present their work at New York University in a gathering open to scholars, foundation professionals, and Jewish communal leaders.
Scheduled for release in August 2019, the publication will feature ten pieces of original research which emerge from the shared learning process.
Carol Gilligan, New York University
Eliyahu Stern, Yale University
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, New York University
Michaela Slutsky, New York University
Mark Charendoff, The Maimonides Fund
Jay Kaiman, The Marcus Foundation
Barry Finestone, The Jim Joseph Foundation
Sandy Cardin, The Charles E. Schusterman Foundation
Dr. Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University
Dr. Jon A. Levisohn, Brandeis University
Emma Green, The Atlantic
Dr. Annie Polland, American Jewish Historical Society
Steven I. Weiss, VisibleFunds
Yavilah McCoy, Dimensions Educational Consulting
Leon Setton, LCSW, Footsteps