54th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Jack Habib and the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute

Tikkun Olam Award 54

the-myers-jdc-brookdaleThe Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute is Israel’s leading center for applied research on social policy and services, serving Israel, the Jewish world, and the international community. Our mission is to increase the effectiveness with which society addresses critical challenges to enhance the well-being of Israel’s citizens, and expand opportunities for its most vulnerable members.


Making Social Policies and Programs More Effective
Since 1974, we have been involved in Israel’s most important national social initiatives, using cutting-edge research to contribute to many significant social policy and program reforms in Israel.

We make a difference by:

  • Producing independent, relevant, and trusted information
    • Engaging intensively with strategic national and local decision-makers
    • Promoting actions based on research findings
    • Exchanging knowledge and best practices with the international community and the Jewish world
    • Serving Israel and the Jewish world.

To learn more about the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute click HERE

Jack Habib headshot

Professor Jack Habib received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is professor emeritus of economics and social work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He is currently the Director of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, which is the leading center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of social services and policies by developing and disseminating knowledge of social needs as well as of the effectiveness of policies and programs intended to meet those needs.

He has served on many Israeli national commissions established to improve various aspects of the social service system and has participated in numerous international professional exchange programs, collaborative research projects and multi-national conferences.

In recent years he has been involved in initiatives to introduce ongoing outcome measurement systems in organizations and to strategize information needs.

He works closely with the Jewish Federations of North America and with organizations and Foundations around the world with respect to their programming in Israel and the social service system in their own communities.

Prof. Habib writes and lectures extensively on economics and social developments in Israel. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of social welfare in Israel and internationally.


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