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Who are today’s British Jews?

Who are today’s British Jews?

Synagogue attendance data offer an important insight into how Jews live their lives today. But to what extent is synagogue attendance a critical feature of contemporary Jewish identity? JPR’s National Jewish Community Survey explores this in a variety of ways, and presents some intriguing and challenging hypotheses. read more

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Data night: A seder discussion guide
Author(s): JPR
Date: 31 March 2015

As Jews throughout the world prepare for Pesach (Passover), use JPR’s discussion guide to add a different dimension to your seder. Drawing on new data from our recent National Jewish Community Survey, it poses four new questions to add to the many others the seder raises.


Jewish families and Jewish households
Author(s): David Graham with Maria Luisa Caputo
Date: 19 March 2015

An innovative study looking at UK census data through the lens of the Jewish family shows that only a quarter of all Jewish homes are comprised of the stereotypical married couple with children, and two-thirds of Jewish households in Britain have no children living in them at all.


European Jewish Digest: February 2015
Author(s): Richard Goldstein
Date: 16 March 2015

JPR’s monthly European Jewish digest provides a concise look at some of the major events impacting on Jewish life around Europe, as well as a few other stories you may have missed.


Health and disability in Britain’s Jewish population
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 23 February 2015

The fifth report in our series based on the 2011 UK Census provides accurate counts for the numbers of Jews of different ages who suffer from a health condition or disability. The report finds that approximately 2,000 Jewish children and teenagers have some kind of limiting health condition.


From Old and New Directions: Perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in Italy
Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola and L. D. Staetsky
Date: 03 February 2015

Based on data commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and gathered and analysed by JPR's academic team, this is the second in a series of reports looking at the perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in different EU Member States.



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