46th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Leonard Saxe
Leonard Saxe is Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Social Policy at Brandeis University where he directs the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. He is a social psychologist and teaches research methods and policy analysis to doctoral and masters students. Professor Saxe leads a program of research on Jewish identity, education and socio-demography. He is author of numerous articles and books, including Ten Days of Birthright Israel: A Journey in Young Adult Identity (with B. Chazan) and How Goodly are Thy Tents: Summer Camps as Jewish Socializing Experience (with A. Sales). He has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Haifa, a science fellow for the United States Congress and he received the American Psychological Association’s early career award for distinguished contributions in the public interest. In 2012, he was awarded the Marshall Sklare prize for his contributions to the social scientific study of Jewry.