The Center for Communal Research

Rigorous, Responsible, and Responsive Research for the Jewish Community

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Center for Communal Research: Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Using data to help Jewish organizations better understand and serve the Jewish people.

Our Vision

A Jewish community that is both values-driven and evidence-informed, harnessing the power of data to identify its most pressing needs and most effective solutions.

Our Values

Rigorous. Producing accurate, reliable findings by maintaining a high standard in the design, conduct and reporting of research.

Responsible. Safeguarding the rights and welfare of our research participants. Protecting them and their data.

Responsive. Working collaboratively with policymakers, practitioners, and individuals affected by the phenomena we study. Translating evidence into action.


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Reflecting on the mental health of Orthodox Jews during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Learning from the U.S. and Australian Jewish experiences
Congratulations to our Senior Fellow, Adina Bankier-Karp, on the publication of her report entitled...
We’re hiring!
The Orthodox Union’s Center for Communal Research, in collaboration with Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Education, invite applications...