Founded in 2002 as the first academic center of its kind, the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education (MCSJE) at Brandeis University is dedicated to improving Jewish education through rigorous study of the core practices of teaching and learning. MCSJE engages and connects established and emerging researchers and practitioners In the field of Jewish education through Important programs, events and conferences. MCSJE is a partnership between the Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, and Brandeis University, which has enabled Brandeis to establish the Center’s home on the Brandeis campus and to recruit talented researchers and teacher educators to carry out a distinctive program of research and professional development.