The Marshall Weinberg Fund for Professional Collaboration and Development
The fund was established at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute in 2001 by Marshall Weinberg of New York and is dedicated to:
- Supporting international collaborative efforts and exchange to develop new applied knowledge for the benefit of the people of Israel and the international community.
- Enhancing efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged whose social, health, educational and/or economic needs are not being met. This includes the poor, the disabled, frail elderly, children and youth at risk, disadvantaged immigrants and abused and marginalized women.
- Promoting programs with a focus on Arab Israelis and Middle East cooperation.
- Promoting synergy among the public, and voluntary and private sectors by bringing together policymakers, key political figures, leading professionals from the field, academics and leaders of international organizations.
- Promoting ongoing staff and organizational development at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, to assure its position as the leading applied social research institute in Israel, through updating and expanding the professional knowledge and skills of the Institute staff.
The activities of the Fund include international and bi-national workshops and conferences; cooperative research projects; comparative international publications; exchanges among experts; and visiting scholars.
Jona Rosenfeld enters the debate at the Institute-wide staff seminar on
Developing Quality Standards for the Institute, Jerusalem, September 2007
“We started talking about successes. Until then, we had concentrated on problems, failures, and difficulties. We discovered that we also know how to succeed. That was our turning point.” (Principal of elementary school, Netanya)
Prof. Jona Rosenfeld received the Edith Abbot Award of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago for distinguished service to society and for outstanding professional contributions at the local, national, and international levels
MJB Board member Marshall Weinberg announced his intention to donate a seven figure sum to the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
MJB, together with researchers from Bar Ilan University, are bringing Israeli expertise in applied social research to China as part of a multi-year international partnership to cooperate on research on youth and children, with the support of the Marshall Weinberg Fund for Professional Collaboration and Development
The following reports have been published by the Institute in the framework of the Weinberg Fund.