Searchable Trove of Documents
The Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is a central address for Jewish communal and social policy, both on the web and in its home at NYU Wagner. Named for its principal funder, The Berman Foundation, BJPA's primary focus is on making the vast amount of policy-relevant material accessible and available to all those who seek it. Launched in October 2008, BJPA's free and searchable online archive spans from the early twentieth century into the twenty-first, and is bridging into the future with continually updated print and web-based sources. In placing this material into a comprehensive database - the first of its kind - BJPA aims to encourage thoughtful and informed policy discourse in the Jewish community. Its library can also be found as a special Research Collection within the Policy Archive of the Center for Governmental Studies.
In its institutional and intellectual home at NYU Wagner, BJPA produces reports on current topics and hosts conferences, forums, and other events to engage the public in issues of pressing concern to the community at large. In so doing, BJPA hopes to create a rich, comprehensive, and usable intellectual legacy, animating research on Jewish life for the present and for generations to come.
The BJPA is funded by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation, and the Charles H. Revson Foundation.