UJA-Federation of New York works to help our community gain insight into the changing demographics and multiple constituencies in our region. Research enables us to better understand the needs of the vulnerable and the many layers of Jewish community life that exist in New York, in Israel, and around the world.
The reports we commission, such as the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011, are prepared by experts from universities, research institutes, and professional firms, as well as independent consultants and UJA-Federation staff. These professionals have in-depth knowledge of their subjects and are skilled in sophisticated research methods.
Research helps UJA-Federation to:
- Ensure that funds raised are used most effectively.
- Understand the needs of the populations we serve.
- Assess the potential impact of philanthropic action.
- Design effective solutions to currently unmet needs of communities worldwide.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of new services and ongoing programs.
Our research provides UJA-Federation leadership, beneficiary agencies, and Jewish communal institutions at large with knowledge of demographic facts, best practices, and other data to make objective decisions on where to invest time, money, and other resources.