Our Team

The staff of the center for communal research are a singular group of scholars and professionals. They are passionately curious and hungry for challenging new ideas and information. Although they have diverse backgrounds, interests, and expertise, they are united by their mutual dedication to the Jewish people and to data-informed decision-making.

Michelle Shain Assistant Director
Guila Benchimol Principal Researcher
Channah Cohen Lead Researcher
Elisha Penn Senior Associate Researcher
Barak Hagler Associate Researcher
Adina Bankier-Karp Senior Fellow

Interested in joining our team? Contact us!