Currently, the field of Jewish education lacks a robust evidence base of useable and shareable knowledge that can inform and advance Jewish educational practice as well as investment of financial resources. CASJE’s mission is to promote the highest-quality applied research by increasing the capacity of researchers, practitioners, and funders—those already doing this work and those with new interest—to build, use, and share such knowledge.
CASJE began in 2011 as a collaboration between the Stanford Graduate School of Education, the AVI CHAI and Jim Joseph Foundations, and Rosov Consulting. Today CASJE is housed at The George Washington University' Graduate School of Education and Human Development and is supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies, among others. Through a series of conferences and working groups that have convened a wide array of institutions and individuals, we have helped to lay the groundwork for applied research in key areas of the field.
Examples of our work include: