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Author: Casale Mashiah, Donatella   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Conservative / Masorti Judaism | Denominations | Denominations: Statistics | Haredi / Strictly Orthodox Jews | Main Topic: Identity and Community | Orthodox Judaism | Reform/Liberal/Progressive Judaism | Synagogue Membership | Synagogues

This study takes an in-depth statistical look at synagogue membership figures in the UK. It finds that despite the fact that there are now 454 synagogues in the UK, synagogue membership numbers have dropped below 80,000 households for the first time since records began.

Author: Staetsky, L. Daniel   Publication year: 2017
Topic(s): Aliyah | Antisemitism | Demography | Emigration | Main Topic: Demography and Migration

An in-depth analysis of Jewish  migration to Israel from selected European countries. In particular, it asks whether or not recent  developments in migration to Israel are in any way unusual. In short, are Jews leaving  Europe? And, if so, what prompts them to do so? Does  antise…

Author: Likhachev, Vyacheslav   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Antisemitism: Discourse | Antisemitism: Monitoring | Hate crime | Main Topic: Antisemitism

Antisemitic attacks: According to data collected by the monitoring program, one case of presumably antisemitic violent crime was recorded in 2016. Since the beginning of systematic monitoring, the number of recorded victims of violent antisemitic attacks is as follows: 8 victims in 2004, 13 in 2…

Author: Sapiro, Philip   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Census | Demography | Geography | Haredi / Strictly Orthodox Jews | Jewish Neighbourhoods | Main Topic: Demography and Migration | Orthodox Judaism

Previous studies have generally assumed homogeneity amongst ‘mainstream’ Jews and have not considered spatial variation, separating out only strictly orthodox enclaves. This paper demonstrates that there are indeed distinct socio-economic and demographic differences between Jewish groups in differen…

Author: Kranz, Dani   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Diaspora | Immigration | Israel-Diaspora Relations | Israeli Expatriates | Main Topic: Identity and Community | Russian Emigration | Russian-Speaking Jews

It goes against the intuition of some, triggers strong responses from others, and still raises the eyebrows of many: not only did Jewish Displaced Persons (DPs) and German Jews withstand attempts to entice them to make aliyah from Germany post-Shoah and become “local Jews,” but also Russian Jews imm…

Author: Boyd, Jonathan   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Main Topic: Education | Student Organisations | Students

This study, financed by the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and supported by UJS and the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA), is based on qualitative data gathered in focus groups held in early 2016 in several UK cities, and was designed to help UJS to refine its strategic priorities. It builds on the…

Author: Community Security Trust   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Antisemitism | Antisemitism monitoring | Main Topic: Antisemitism

CST recorded 557 antisemitic incidents across the UK in the first six months of 2016, an 11 per cent increase on the first six months of 2015. This is the second-highest total CST has ever recorded for the January–June period of any year. CST has been recording antisemitic incidents since 1984.

Author: Sion, Brigitte   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Jewish Museums | Main Topic: Culture and Heritage

The goals of the Foundation in conducting this survey were manifold: we aimed to generate a comprehensive picture of the Jewish museum landscape across Europe, and to identify the most pressing issues, challenges and needs faced by these institutions. We wanted to learn about the mission, philosophy…

Author: Graham, David   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Divorce | Intermarriage | Main Topic: Demography and Migration | Marriage

Intermarriage has long been a concern for Jewish community leaders and members. Many have commonly interpreted it as deeply corrosive to Judaism, arguing that it erodes Jewish identity and causes the contraction of the Jewish population. Yet, remarkably, much of the debate about intermarriage in the…

Author: O’Toole, Therese   Publication year: 2016
Topic(s): Care and Welfare | Finance | Jewish Organisations | Jewish-Non-Jewish Relations | Main Topic: Other | Poverty

This report looks at how faith organisations have been responding to the impact of the financial crisis and the politics of austerity. It is based on a scoping survey of the work of 90 faith organisations and 13 case studies of faith-based initiatives, conducted by a research team based in the Centr…