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Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies

saxe@brandeis.edu  •  Lown Center for Judaica Studies  • 320  •  781-736-3952

Expertise

Social psychology, methodology, policy analysis; American Jewry

Courses

  • HRNS 227b - Contemporary Issues in Jewish Life: Using Social Science in Jewish Communal Policy-Making
  • HRNS 247a - Program Evaluation for Jewish Professional Leaders
  • HS 407b - Survey Research Methods
  • HS 432f - Survey Research Methods

Scholarship

  • Sales, A. & Saxe, L.. "What We Know About Jewish Education in Jewish Summer Camps." What We Know About Jewish Education. Ed. R. Goodman & P. Flexner., 2008 (forthcoming)
  • Chertok, F., Phillips, B., Saxe, L.. It's Not Just Who Stands Under the Chuppah: Intermarriage and Engagement. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2008.
  • Kadushin, C., Hecht, S., Sasson, T. & Saxe, L.. "Triangulation and Mixed Methods Designs: Practicing What We Preach in the Evaluation of an Israel Experience Educational Program." Field Methods 20. 1 (2008): 46-65.
  • Sasson, T., Saxe, L., Rosen, M., Selinger-Abutbul, D., Hecht, S.. After Birthright-Israel: Finding and Seeking Young Adult Jewish Community. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2008.
  • Saxe, L. "Connecting Diaspora Young Adults to Israel: Lessons from Taglit-Birthright Israel." Herzliya Conference 2008: Israel at 60--Tests of Endurance. Herzliya, Israel. January, 2008.
  • Saxe, L., & Chazan, B.. Ten Days of Birthirght Israel: A Journey in Young Adult Identity. Waltham: University Press of New England, 2008.
  • Saxe, Leonard. "The conventional wisdom is wrong...." Jerusalem Post March 4, 2008
  • Saxe, Leonard. American Jewish Attachment to Israel: An Assessment of the "Distancing" Hypothesis. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2008.
  • Saxe, Leonard. Taglit-Birthright Israel Evaluation: 2007-2008 North American Cohorts. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham. 2008.
  • Chertok, F., Saxe, L., Kadushin, C., Koren, A., Wright, G., & Klein, A.. The Impact of Day School: A Comparative Analysis of Jewish College Students. 2007.
  • Saxe, L. "Carter, Free Speech, and Brandeis." The Jewish Week February 22
  • Saxe, L., Phillips, B., Kadushin, C., Wright, G., Parmer, D.. The 2005 Boston Community Survey: Preliminary Findings. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2007.
  • Saxe, L., Sasson, T., Phillips, B., Hecht, S., Wright, G.. Taglit-Birthright Israel Evaluation: 2007 North American Cohorts. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2007.
  • Saxe, Leonard, Chertok, Fern. "The Kishkes, Kortex, and Kinesthetics (1, 2, 3) Principle." Reform Judaism Spring: 62-65.
  • TIghe, E., Saxe, L., Chertok, F.. Jewish Elderly Nazi Victims in the Former Soviet Union: Ongoing Needs and Comparison to Conditions in Europe, Israel and the United States. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. Waltham: 2007.
  • Bar-Tal, D., Saxe, L., Sud-Lokshin, M., Androphy, A.. "Evolving Social Identity among Contemporary Russian Jews: A trans-generational study of adolescents and parents." Community Psychology: National Experience in the Global Perspective. Ed. E. Tartakovsky and V. Sobkin. Moscow: GRA-FIX, 2006. 102-126.
  • Sales, A., & Saxe, L.. "Confronting Discontinuity on Campus." Forward March 10
  • Sales, A., & Saxe, L.. Particularism in the University: Realities and opportunities For Jewish life on American college campuses. Avi Chai Foundation. New York: 2006.
  • Saxe, L., Kadushin, C., & Phillips, B. "Boston's Good News on Intermarriage." The Jewish Week November 17: 17.
  • Saxe, L., Kadushin, C., Tighe, E., Beveridge, A., Brodsky, A., Livert, D. & Rindskopf, D.. "Community-Based Prevention Programs in the War on Drugs: Findings from the "Fighting Back" Demonstration." Journal of Drug Issues 36. (2006): 263-294.
  • Saxe, L., Sasson, T., & Hecht, S. Taglit-birthright israel: Impact on Jewish identity, peoplehood, and connections to Israel.. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University. Waltham: 2006.
  • Saxe, L., Tighe, E., Phillips, B., & Kadushin, C.. Reconsidering the Size and Characteristics of the American Jewish Population: New Estimates. Steinhardt Social Research Institute. Waltham: 2006.
  • Saxe, Leonard. "How Many Jews? Synthesizing Data to Understand American Jewry." Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network Summer: 5-6.
  • Tighe, E., & Saxe, L. "Community-Based Substance Abuse Reduction and the Gap between Treatment Need and Treatment Utilization: Analysis of Data from the "Fighting Back" General Population Survey." Journal of Drug Issues 36. (2006): 295-312.
  • Saxe,Leonard with Sales. Engaging the Intellect: Jewish Studies on the College Campus. The Journal of the Jewish Life Network, 2005.
  • Saxe,Leonard. "Confident and Competent Reform Jews.
  • Saxe,Leonard with Kadushin, C., Hecht, S., Rosen, M. Phillips, B. Kelner, S.. Evaluating birthright Israel: Long-term impact and Recent Findings. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies Brandeis University, 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard with Keiner, S. Rabkin & Sheingold, C.. The Jewish Sector's Workforce: Report of a Six-Community Study. Professional Leader's Project, 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard with Kener, S., Rabkin M. & Sheingold C.,. What Do We Mean When We Speak of a Personnel Crisis?. The Journal of the Jewish Life Network, 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard with Lindholm, M., Ryan, D. Kaduhin, L.& Brodsky. 'Fighting Back' Against Substance Abuse. The Structure and Funciton of Community Coalitions.. Human Relatons, 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard. A .Assessment of Methods to Quantify Neediness Amony Jewish Nazi Victims. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies & The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis Uiversity, 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard. A Synthesis of Comparative Information on Hardship and Need in the United States, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies & The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Brandeis University, 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard. Recruiting and Retaining a Professional Workforce for the Jewish Community: A Review of Existing Reasearch. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies & Professional Leader's Project. 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard. The Florence Melton Parent Education Program: Evaluating an Innovative Approach to Adult Jewish Education for Parents of Preschoolers. Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University. 2004.
  • Saxe,Leonard, with T. Cross, N. Silverman, W.F. Batchelor, and . Children's Mental Health: Problems and Treatment. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1987.
  • Saxe,Leonard, co-ed M.J. Saks. Advances in Applied Psychology, Vol. 3. Hilsdale NJ: Erlbaum, 1986.
  • Saxe,Leonard, with D. Dougherty and T. Cross. The Validity of Polygraph Testing: A Research Review and Evaluation (Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983.
  • Saxe,Leonard, with M. Fine. Social Experiments: Methods for Design and Evaluation. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1981.
  • Saxe,Leonard. The Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Psychotherapy (Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1980.
  • Saxe,Leonard, co-ed D. Bar-Tal. The Social Psychology of Education: Theory and Research. Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere, 1978.
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Degrees

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh
M.S.

University of Pittsburgh
B.S.

Awards and Honors

  • Marshall Sklare Award (2012)
  • Klutznick Professor of Centemporary Jewish Studies (2009)
  • Heller Mentor Award (2005)
  • American Psychological Association early career award for distinguished contributions to psychology in the public interest (1989)
  • Fulbright Senior Lecturer (U.S.-Israel Educational Foundation), University of Haifa, Israel (1981 - 1982)
  • Congressional Science Fellow, Office of Technology Assessment (1980 - 1981)

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