National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty: The Protective Power of Community Connection

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

UPDATE: We will be re-scheduling this program for a new date in January. Stay tuned for more information soon!

Who struggled the most in the Jewish community at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic? Join the National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty and the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis for a data-centered conversation on the financial and material hardships experienced by members of the Jewish American community. First, we will hear from experts in the field on the pandemic's economic impact and who in Jewish communities struggled the most. Then, we will discuss the surprising and powerful effect that staying connected through Jewish community networks has in supporting both mental and financial well-being. Integrating data and theory, we’ll learn how the Jewish community has kept us feeling connected and supported through the pandemic, and learn how we can ensure others do not get left behind. 


Michal Grinstein-Weiss
Director, Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis

Carol Graham
Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

More to be confirmed


Susan Wolf Ditkoff
Senior Advisor, The Bridgespan Group


Tamar Frydman ·

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