Tobin Belzer

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Based In: Los Angeles, CA
Tobin Belzer PhD is an applied sociologist whose research and program evaluations have focused on young adults and teens, experiential education, leadership training, organizational culture, congregational studies, Jewish identity, character development, gender, inclusion, media and technology, arts and culture, and education. Belzer is a Contributing Fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University (2014, 2015-2016) and a Research Associate at the CRCC (2004-2014). She has worked with and for numerous organizations and foundations including: the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The John Templeton Foundation, California Community Foundation, Koret Foundation, the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, the Lily Endowment, and the Covenant Foundation. From 2010-2012, Belzer served as the Senior Project Director at Rosov Consulting, LLC, a strategic consultancy that helps foundations, philanthropists and non-profit organizations meet their goals, assess progress, and enhance impact. Belzer earned her Ph.D. in sociology and master’s degree in women’s studies from Brandeis University. As a doctoral candidate, she was awarded the Joshua Venture Fellowship for Young Jewish Social Entrepreneurs. This grant funded her research on the intersection of young adult Jewish identity and Jewish organizational culture. She has recently conducted a longitudinal follow-up to this research funded by the Covenant Foundation.

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