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Professor Jack Habib

Director of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute

Prof. Jack Habib is the Director of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, which is the leading center for applied social research serving Israel, the Jewish world, and the international community. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and is professor emeritus of economics and social work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  

Prof. Habib has served on many national commissions to improve various aspects of the social service system and has participated in numerous international professional exchange programs, collaborative research projects, and multi-national conferences.


In recent years, he has been involved in initiatives to introduce ongoing outcome measurement systems in organizations and to prioritize information needs.


He has worked closely with Federations and Foundations around the world with respect to their programming in Israel and the social service system in their own communities.


Prof. Habib writes and lectures extensively on economics and social developments in Israel. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of social welfare in Israel and internationally.

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