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June 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by: Dr. Michelle Shain, Associate Director of the OU’s Center for Communal Research
The OU’s Center for Communal Research is about to release the results of a longitudinal study, surveying adult members of 11 Orthodox shuls in four communities at three time points during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get a first look at how the pandemic affected religious experience, mental and physical health, and financial well-being.
Key finding: Orthodox Jews living in these four communities largely insulated from the harmful effects of the pandemic, due to their high socioeconomic status and religious resources, including tools for coping with stress and reduced existential uncertainty.
Dr. Michelle Shain is a social scientist who combines academic expertise in policy research with a passionate commitment to the well-being of the Jewish community. She holds an MA from the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Before joining the OU, Dr. Shain spent ten years as a researcher at Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.
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