Mapping Jewish Education

In 2006, the Jim Joseph Foundation commissioned Brandeis University's Fisher-Bernstein Institute to research and map the field of education of Jewish youth in the United States.

The first section of the report, “A Field in Motion,” describes new momentum in the field. The second section, “Funding Lessons,” presents specific lessons from the foundations as regards their mission, role, and relationships with other entities. The next section, “Issues,” lays out the programming, structural, and funding challenges that confront the field. The final section, “Innovation Trends,” describes aspects of the field that have recently gained currency and are sources of energy and activity in the Jewish education world.

Mapping Jewish Education: The National Picture

Philanthropic Lessons from Mapping Jewish Education (interim report)

Additional Reports

Mapping Professional Development for Jewish Educators

Lessons from Mapping Jewish Education


The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.