Researcher Mark Rosen to discuss results of recent study on Jewish campus life

Mark Rosen

Jewish Federation of St. Louis and Chabad on Campus have partnered to welcome researcher Mark Rosen, who will be discussing “Does Jewish Campus Life Matter? Unpacking the Hertog Study” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The event is part of Federation’s Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series and takes place at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

Rosen is associate professor at Brandeis University’s Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. He will review the findings of his recent survey of 2,400 alumni of Chabad programs on 22 campuses. The study, which was commissioned and funded by the Hertog Foundation, surveyed individuals who graduated from college after 2007.

Rosen is the author of two in-depth case studies of Jewish organizations, “The Remaking of Hillel: A Case Study on Leadership and Organizational Transformation,” and “Mission, Meaning, and Money: How the Joint Distribution Committee Became a Fundraising Innovator.” He has also studied such topics as Jewish day schools, Birthright Israel, Jewish life on college campuses, Jewish summer camp, intermarriage and programs for Jewish families with young children.

 For more information or to RSVP, contact Barbara Levin at [email protected] or 314-442-3752. Learn more about the Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series at 

This event is co-sponsored by Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series and Chabad on Campus, in partnership with the Center for Jewish Learning and Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library. 


The Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series is supported by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation, and Hank Webber and Chris Jacobs.