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Grant-making trusts in the Jewish sector
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 14 April 2000

The need for research into grant-making trusts in the Jewish sector emerged from the initial findings of JPR's project on  Long-term Planning for British Jewry.  This study represents the first ever analysis of the giving of money to Jewish causes by grant-making trusts.


A community of communities (full report)
Author(s): Commission on representation of the interests of the British Jewish community
Date: 31 March 2000

This report was the result of more than eighteen months of research and deliberations during which the Commission canvassed as many people as possible within the Jewish community, together with those in the wider society who are the main target audiences of Jewish representation.


Ethnic and religious questions in the 2001 UK Census
Author(s): Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1999

This paper examines the national census as an important means of fostering a multicultural society and a participatory democracy. Redesigning it for this purpose can have long-term social, political and economic benefits for British society. 


A guide to Jewish television: Prospects and possibilities
Author(s): JPR Working Party
Date: 15 April 1999

This paper details the findings and conclusions of the JPR Working Party on Television, which was predicated on the belief that there is a case for seriously considering television as a catalyst for reinvigorating contemporary Jewish culture.


Jews of the 'new South Africa'
Author(s): Barry Kosmin, Jacqueline Goldberg, Milton Shain and Shirley Bruk
Date: 03 February 1999

South African Jews, with their high level of general education and exposure to Western culture, combined with a relatively high level of religious observance and education, are an interesting community in which to test out how Jewish beliefs and values are operationalized in the social world.


Cultural politics and European Jewry
Author(s): Stanley Waterman
Date: 02 February 1999

Debate on culture is taking place among Jews in terms of the nature and content of Jewish cultures. But Jewish cultures are changing, as they have always done; this fact is most evident in both lsrael and North America. European Jews must be able to develop an independent and vibrant culture.


North American Conservative Jewish teenagers' attachment to Israel
Author(s): Ariela Keysar and Barry Kosmin
Date: 20 January 1999

For 13 and 14 year olds affiliated with Conservative synagogues in the United States, attachment to Israel is very high. In fact, it is much stronger than among American Jewish adults in general.


Patterns of charitable giving among British Jews
Author(s): Jacqueline Goldberg and Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1998

This report documents for the first time the giving patterns of British Jews and their support for a wide range of both Jewish and other charities and establishes a strong relationship between religious outlook and giving patterns.


Jewish television: prospects and possibilities
Author(s): Roger Silverstone
Date: 09 February 1998

This paper makes a case for considering television as a catalyst for reinvigorating Jewish culture. Changes in technology can provide a unique opportunity for creating a Jewish presence on television, which should express and enhance Jewish culture as a creative force within society.


Ethiopian immigrants in Israel: experience and prospects
Author(s): Steven Kaplan and Hagar Salamon
Date: 20 January 1998

Seldom has any community undergone as dramatic, complete and irreversible a change in so short a period as the Jews of Ethiopia. As a result, many features of Ethiopian Jewish life remain little understood, especially with regard to their immigration and adaptation to Israeli society.