CASJE is committed to supporting philanthropic decision-making in Jewish education guided by sound evidence. We enable and nurture high-quality applied research in the field, ensure that findings are widely shared and seriously considered, and assist in securing funding that facilitates that research.

Funders of Jewish education and engagement programs and initiatives are critical partners in CASJE’s work. Individual philanthropists and foundation professionals are represented in our convenings, panel discussions, and events alongside researchers and practitioners.

As part of its core work, CASJE is cultivating an active community of funders who are knowledgeable about, and committed to supporting, applied research. This work occurs through webinars, conference-based workshop sessions (at Jewish Funders Network and other venues), and stand-alone, customized gatherings.

To date, CASJE benefits from generous support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, Crown Family Philanthropies, William Davidson Foundation, The AVI CHAI Foundation, Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, and others. We would be delighted to welcome additional funding partners.

With a series of successful initiatives around Career Trajectories of Jewish Education, Jewish Educational Leadership, Hebrew Language Education, and Jewish Early Childhood Education, CASJE is seeking additional investors to support its work and fund specific programs of research.

CASJE’s Needs

CASJE has raised $3.6 million toward its core budget, leaving a gap of $1.1 million over the six years.

In addition, in order to do its work, CASJE must raise funds dedicated to research of the topics that emerge from conversations among funders, practitioners and researchers as the most pressing issues in Jewish education.

We are actively seeking funding for emerging research in Jewish Spiritual Education, Race and Ethnicity in Jewish Educational Settings, Antisemitism in American Schools, Research Ethics and Integrity in Jewish Communal Life, Supporting the Success of Hareidi Students in Secular Education,  Hebrew Language Education, and Jewish Experiential Education at Camp or other areas of interest.

Get Involved

If you are interested in participating in a CASJE convening, working group, field experiment, or research project, contact us and we would be happy to connect with you.

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Testimonial: Fay Twersky

I strongly support CASJE’s work to influence the culture of philanthropy so that it becomes unimaginable for Jewish funders not to invest in research. Every time a funder makes a grant, we should ask, ‘What can be learned that will make us and the whole field smarter about how and where we invest our dollars?’ CASJE will help to ensure that question becomes second-nature to Jewish philanthropy.

Fay Twersky, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation