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Jews in South Africa

Jews in South Africa

The number of Jews living in South Africa is falling due to migration and natural decrease, but the community remains remarkably vibrant and resilient. Our study, conducted in partnership with the Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town, provides the most up-to-date picture of the community’s demographic profile, beliefs and attitudes, and is designed to support community planning. read more

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The Jews of South Africa in 2019: Identity, community, society, demography
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 24 April 2020

A ground-breaking report published in conjunction with the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town, containing a detailed demographic assessment of the South African Jewish population and the results of the 2019 Jewish Community Survey of South Africa.


Jews and coronavirus
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 31 March 2020

In this short essay, JPR Senior Research Fellow and Director of our European Jewish Demography Unit, Dr Daniel Staetsky, explores why Jews may be rather less vulnerable to coronavirus than average.


Are Jews dying disproportionately from COVID-19?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 29 March 2020

JPR Executive Director, Dr Jonathan Boyd, explores the contention that Jews are dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19, and why it may or may not be accurate.


The importance of community during the coronavirus epidemic
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 19 March 2020

As the realities of the coronavirus epidemic began to dawn on people everywhere, JPR Executive Director Dr Jonathan Boyd discusses the damage it could have on the Jewish community.


Why European Jewish Demography? A foundation paper
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 09 July 2019

This paper is the first output of the new European Jewish Demography Unit, set up by JPR to undertake demographic research about Jewish populations across Europe. It describes what Jewish demography is, its purpose and value and outlines the methods and approach it will take.