Tobin Belzer, Ph.D., is a sociologist of American Jewry. Her research and program evaluations have focused on young adults’ Jewish identity, Jewish organizational culture, Jewish education, and comparative congregational studies. She has worked with numerous Jewish organizations and foundations including: Foundation for Jewish Culture, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, The Koret Foundation, the Jim Joseph Foundation, Mandell L. Berman Jewish Heritage Center for Research and Evaluation in Jewish Education at JESNA, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and the Los Angeles Bureau of Jewish Education. Belzer earned her PhD in Sociology from Brandeis University. With Rabbi Julie Pelc, she is the co-editor of Joining the Sisterhood: Young Jewish Women Write Their Lives (SUNY Press, 2003). Belzer was awarded the Hadassah Award for Excellence in Writing about Women from the American Jewish Press Association. She was a 2007-08 Fellow of the Congregational Studies Team's Engaged Scholars Program, funded by the Lilly Endowment.