Janet Krasner Aronson, PhD

Associate Director, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University

Dr. Aronson will be directing Greater MetroWest’s upcoming community study as she has done in Boston, Washington, DC, Palm Beach County, FL Cincinnati, Denver and other communities. Janet’s research focus is in identifying emerging trends in Jewish engagement and providing ways for community organizations to learn from those trends. Janet grew up in Union, NJ and is excited to be learning about her home community.

Wednesday, February 5 • 7-9 p.m.

JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave., West Orange

Federation is embarking upon a demographic study of the Greater MetroWest Jewish community, conducted by a research team at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, to inform future planning for Federation, synagogues, and agencies. In this session (geared toward synagogue presidents, lay leaders, and professional staff*) we will discuss emerging Jewish engagement trends and how they can inform community planning, followed by an overview of our upcoming study. This is an opportunity for you to provide your input into what data is collected.

*Clergy and educators are welcome to attend but we will hold separate sessions for them.


For more information contact Sarah Segal, Director of Synagogue Initiatives, at ssegal@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-2952.

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