The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry is proud to present the 2023 Marshall Sklare Award for career achievement to Dr. Bethamie Horowitz and Professor Ira Sheskin.
Dr. Bethamie Horowitz is the inaugural Director of Professional Learning Communities for the Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE). She has three decades of experience directing research in a variety of applied and academic contexts in the United States and Israel, and has published widely on the sociology of American Jews in terms of population, identity, community, and education. From 2007-2020, Dr. Horowitz served as a faculty member and then co-director of the Ph.D. program in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University. Previously, she served as Research Director at UJA-Federation of New York and as Chief Scientist at the Mandel Foundation Israel and its School for Educational Leadership.
Ira Sheskin is Professor of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of Miami, where he has taught since 1977. He is also Director of the Jewish Demography Project at the university’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. Professor Sheskin has conducted more than 50 local Jewish community studies. Since 2012 he has been co-editor of the American Jewish Year Book and has authored the volume’s chapter on the U.S. Jewish population. His published works include include Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts; How Jewish Communities Differ: Variations in the Findings of Local Jewish Demographic Studies; Survey Research for Geographers; and dozens of articles, book chapters, and reports.