Director's Letter

I am writing from Jerusalem where I am pleased to announce the release our new report Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities. The study is the first in what we hope will be a series of investigations into the impact of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel activities on campuses. Learn More.


Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities

In the wake of the Israel-Hamas war in summer 2014, US and Canadian college campuses were the settings for many anti-Israel activities, including the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.This study attempts to understand the extent of hostility toward Israel and antisemitism on North American campuses and assess the relationship between these trends and Jewish students' support for and connection to Israel. 
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Online news Internet concept with news sign and symbol on a blue laptop computer key for blog website and online business.Research in the News

American Jewish students feel connected to Israel, are harassed for it. Jewish JournalRead article.


3/4 of North America Jewish college student exposed to anti-Semitism, new study reports. Ha'aretz. Read article (subscription required). 


Anti-Semitism On Campus: Most Jewish Students Feel Discriminated Against, New Study Finds. International Business TimesRead article.


Taglit-Birthright Israel - Encounters with Israel Changing Young Jewish Lives. Berkshire Jewish Voice. Read article.


Researcher in the Spotlight: 
Janet Krasner Aronson

A newly minted PhD in social policy at the Heller School at Brandeis University, Janet is an associate research scientist at CMJS/SSRI. Several months ago, while still a graduate student, she was the first participant in a newly formed exchange program designed to foster collaboration on socio-demographic studies of world Jewry. Read blog post.

Project Update: Community Studies

Data collection is entering its final phases in both the Boston and Nashville Jewish community studies. Currently, over 5,500 Jewish households have participated in the Boston study (more surveys from Jewish households than have been collected in any community study other than New York's 2011 study), and approximately 1,000 have participated in the Nashville study. Read more