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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author(s): Joseph Alpher
Date: 20 November 1997
'The Hebron agreement represented acknowledgement by Netanyahu of the realities of the Israeli-Arab peace-making process as well as of the pressures of American power. It rescued Israel, at least for the time being, from a deteriorating international position.' Joseph Alpher