Born of compelling ideas, Judaism’s future rests on its ability to continually generate new thinking grounded in a rich past, while remaining relevant to contemporary life, in order to provide meaningful responses to the existential questions facing Jews in Israel and around the world.
Producing such thinking is the mission of the Center Research Fellows. The Fellows are drawn from the faculties of Israel’s leading institutes of advanced education, and come to the Center for intensive year-round work.
Their research and publications develop new directions in Jewish thought, original interpretations of classic Jewish concepts and ideas, and innovative responses to the challenges facing Judaism and the Jewish people in light of the rebirth of the State of Israel.
Kogod Center Research Teams
iEngage: The Engaging Israel Project
Creating a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life.
Judaism and Democracy
Exploring new ways of thinking about a Jewish and democratic state.
Studying key ethical dilemmas confronting the Israel Defense Forces as an institution based on the historical democratic values of the Jewish tradition.
Jewish Law and the Family
Understanding contemporary challenges of personal relationships from a halakhic perspective.
Exploring key questions related to contemporary Jewish identity and the challenges facing the Jewish people in Israel and around the world.
Religion and Religiosity
Articulating a meaningful religiosity, addressing the challenges of Jewish praxis, religious language, and experience.
Ethics and Jewish Leadership
Mining Jewish tradition for discussions about the ethics and politics of leadership, with a focus on parity between women and men, to develop a 21st century theory of ethical leadership.
Justice and Righteousness
Addressing moral lenses through which to view the world, different models of justice, and challenges in applying justice and righteousness in the world.