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"Our busiest period"

"Our busiest period"

Director of Operations, Richard Goldstein, has described June and July as “our busiest period” as JPR completed four commissioned studies looking at schools, learning difficulties, student life and Jewish leadership.

JPR is regularly commissioned by clients to undertake research on their behalf in order to support their organisational planning. These projects help us to fulfil our core purpose - to use research data to inform the development of policy among organisations dedicated to supporting Jewish life in the UK and across Europe. In many instances, the reports produced are for internal purposes only, so are not made available to the general public.

The work on schools, which examined past, present and future demand for places in London’s Jewish secondary schools, was commissioned by Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS), and the findings were presented in several private sessions to the PaJeS staff, Board and head teachers and governors from the schools investigated. Subject to approval from PaJeS, we hope to publish the findings in late 2016.

Our study of the prevalence of different types of learning disabilities among Jews in the UK was commissioned by Langdon, and in the absence of accurate reliable data, drew on multiple sources from the UK, Israel and the United States to make an assessment. Again, we hope the report will be made available to the public in a few months.

Our work on Jewish students was commissioned by the Union of Jewish Students, and was designed to help the organisation develop its plans for the coming years. The qualitative study explored Jewish student identity and needs, and was presented to the new UJS team as part of tis preparations for the 2016-17 academic year. The report will be made available to the public before the end of 2016.

JPR also concluded work on a strategic planning document prepared for the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, which sets out a new joint programme to provide leadership training for community development professionals working across Europe.

If you are interested in commissioning JPR to conduct research on behalf of your organisation, please contact Richard Goldstein at: rgoldstein@jpr.org.uk

27 Jul 2016 - "Our busiest period"

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