$5.25 million fundsJewish chair at Brandeis University

The Cleveland-based Mandel Foundation awarded $5.25 million to Brandeis University to endow a professorship in Jewish education research.

The suburban Boston university announced the gift by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation on Nov. 4. It will fund the faculty chair and strengthen the programming at the Center for Studies in Jewish Education.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professorship in Jewish Education Research joins two similarly named chairs in Jewish education and Jewish educational thought at the center. — jta