Leonard Saxe

We Count As Americans, But Not As Jews

03/31/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

By the time we have cleared the dishes from our seders, those of us who live in the United States should have returned our 2010 U.S. Census forms. Completing the census is mandatory and if you failed to comply by April 1, you will be visited by a census-taker. As a matter of law, you can be fined for failing to submit the form or refusing to answer the required questions. In the end, we are all counted. 

‘I Want To Be Part Of The Land’

01/06/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Jerusalem — Harris Switzman, a 20-year-old college student from Toronto, said birthright israel — the five-year-old program that has sent more than 70,000 young diaspora Jews on free trips to Israel — is more than a gift.

Dialing For Answers

09/07/2000 - 20:00
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The phones are ringing. But will anyone answer? A long-awaited comprehensive survey of American Jews began dialing up households around the country late last month to find out such things as what percentage of Jews marry non-Jews, what childhood experiences foster Jewish identity and how Jews differ from other Americans. The National Jewish Population Survey, sponsored by the national federation umbrella organization, the United Jewish Communities, is expected to influence funding and policy decisions of Jewish organizations for the next decade.

New Brandeis Center To Trend-Spot In Novel Way

04/13/2005 - 20:00
Staff Writer
In an effort to keep demographic data on American Jewry relevant and identify trends in today’s fast-moving society, the head of Brandeis University’s new social research institute wants to radically alter the way that information is collected. In the process Leonard Saxe, director of the $12 million Steinhardt Social Research Institute, is calling into question the need for a costly, once-a-decade national Jewish population survey that is seen by some experts as increasingly archaic given the speed at which information moves today.
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