The Center for Communal Research serves as the central address for the evaluation of programs offered by the OU. Our aim is to enhance the OU’s ability to serve the Jewish community.
If you are an employee of the OU and would like to conduct an evaluation study, please fill out the form below.
Here’s a complete (updated weekly) list of evaluations run by the Center for Communal Research. If you do not see one on this list, please be suspicious even if it looks legitimate:
NCSY’s TJJ Summer Trip, 2018
Rebbetzin’s Conference, 2018
OUTA Survey, 2019
Webinar OU/Shalom Task Force, 2019
Yarchei Kallah 2018 (Participants and Staff)
JLIC Support, 2019
NCSY Adviser Study, 2019
If you’ve been interviewed or filled out a survey you’re not sure about and/or would like to withdraw from an ongoing evaluation you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Communal Research conducts a variety of research projects on a number of different topics related to Jewish life.
Ongoing projects include:
Singles, Stigma, and the “Shidduch Crisis:” An Investigation
The Orthodox Community Study of America
The Jewish Lives and Communities of Emerging Adults
If you’ve been contacted by the Center for Communal Research regarding potential participation in a research project and would like to check it’s validity, please email us at email@example.com
If you’ve been interviewed or filled out a survey and would like to withdraw from an ongoing study, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions, concerns, or complaints that are not being addressed by us, or if you have questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the IRB at email@example.com or (800) 232-9570.