Collections: Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
BJPA is proud to host hundreds of publications from the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS) at Brandeis University. Founded in 1980,CMJS is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to bringing the concepts, theories, and techniques of social science to bear on the study of contemporary Jewish life.Core topics concern the development of ethnic and religious identities and their attendant personal, communal, and societal outcomes.
CMJS is also the home of the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, which is dedicated to providing unbiased, high-quality data about contemporary Jewry. The institute conducts socio-demographic research, studies the attitudes and behavior of U.S. Jews, and develops a variety of policy-focused analyses of issues such as intermarriage and the effectiveness of Jewish education. The institute's work is characterized by the application of cutting-edge research methods to provide policy-relevant data.