Grants & Fundraising   /   2021-2022 Grants, Advancing Knowledge
 JoC Experiences with Trauma and Social Change


  • Eugenia L. Weiss, PhD, PsyD, MSW/MA Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Social Work and President of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation 
  • Sara L. Schwartz, PhD, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work 
  • Malikah Marrus, DSW, MSW, Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 
  • Jessica A. Strassman, MSW, LCSW, doctoral student at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice 


Building upon the Jews of Color Initiative’s 2021 study, Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color, this research project will further examine the experiences of Jews of Color, an already marginalized and stigmatized group, in the context of contemporary periods of historic social change. The study explores the ways that recent national and global violence adds to historical experiences of trauma and oppression associated with intersections of faith, race, and ethnicity. This study focuses on midlife and older adults (50+) who have memories of surviving prior genocides, violence, and historical shifts, advancing the knowledge base about JoC identities among older adults. 


 To participate in the JoC Experiences with Trauma and Social Change project, view their flyer. 

Date Posted

January 2023


Arielle Isack