The Center for Research and Policy undertakes research and policy thinking consistent with the full breadth of our mission statement, which calls on AVI CHAI to encourage Jews toward greater commitment to a Jewish way of life, mutual understanding among Jews of different religious backgrounds, and commitments to Jewish observance. While the nature of our focused philanthropy precludes grant-making in areas beyond day schools and camping, AVI CHAI’s research and policy reports make available data that we developed at times when we found ourselves needing more refined information about the Jewish world than was currently available. We hope this data, along with accompanying analysis and recommendations, will have some influence on the public discourse in the broader Jewish community. The Center is directed by Dr. Jack Wertheimer of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
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