Research & Education

CJE enables the study and assessment of new methods and models of care and the training of professionals to advance the delivery of high quality services and programming.


CJE, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Government Affairs Committee and Federation staff works to impact policy and decision-making as it relates to the Jewish community and the vulnerable populations served by CJE and Federation agencies.

Leonard Schanfield Research Institute

CJE SeniorLife is unique compared to many other eldercare agencies in that it has an in-house applied research division, the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute.  Many of the research projects develop into programs and services that become integrated into CJE’s comprehensive network of programs and services for older adults and their families.

Bureau of Sages

The Bureau of Sages is a research advisory board made up of Lieberman Center Community Members, Virtual Senior Center Members, and outside clinicians and researchers.


LSRI staff members have completed or are currently involved in the following projects.

LSRI Our Staff

Our Staff

Our experience in the field of aging, our local and nationwide partnerships, and our engagement in innovative work in aging all make the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute an important catalyst of social and applied research.

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