About Us

Founded in 2009, the Institute for Modern Judaism connects young Jews and Jewish adults with their heritage, identity and culture.

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We recognize that all students - and adults - connect differently with Judaism. For example, some engage through music, and some through holy text. Some engage through Seinfeld, and some through matzah ball soup. For some, it's sh'ma yisrael Adonai eloheinu, and for others it's "tangled up in blue." Regardless of the entry point, the mission of the IMJ is to spark that connection for all Jews. Whether they engage through their identity, culture, or Jewish heritage, the IMJ provides programs to facilitate such connection, and institutional development to help organizations throughout the community achieve similar success. 

Moreover, we recognize the importance of using our programs to empower female participants, and other historically marginalized groups. In a world where many still fight for equality, we're proud to incorporate those principles into everything we do. 

Click here for more about Noah Zaves, Director and Lead Educator.