Bruce Phillips is Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. He has conducted Jewish population studies from Seattle to Houston and published widely on the sociology local Jewish communities. His research on intermarriage is widely used in both academic and policy circles.
Pini Herman has been engaged in social and demographic research in Israel and the U.S. for over four decades and holds a PhD in social work. He and Bruce Phillips have collaborated on several Jewish community studies including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Houston. Pini is a past research director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, served as an officer in the IDF and is outgoing president of the Movable Minyan, a lay-lead Jewish congregation now in its 26th year.