The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute is Israel’s leading center for applied social research. We strengthen Israeli society by using meticulous study, rigorous research and our extensive knowledge to help improve decisions that impact people’s wellbeing.


The Institute identifies and examines key social challenges. We use our research to help inform policy, advise programming, and improve services for individuals, families, and communities. We work to strengthen Israeli society and the wellbeing of all its members.


Excellence and professionalism:  Constant striving for professional improvement, which positions us as leaders in our field

Cooperation and collaboration:  Active pursuit of internal and external partnerships, in order to jointly achieve our shared goals

Curiosity and creativity:  Curiosity to question, to investigate and to learn, and creativity in practice and process

Integrity and courage: Resolute adherence to moral principles and to objective research and reporting

Community and responsibility:  Respect and support of others; social sensitivity and tolerance; appreciation of cultural diversity