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How do Jews live their Jewishness?
Author(s): Professor Sergio DellaPergola and Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 02 August 2022

The third of four mini-reports on European Jewish identity focuses on the religious lifestyles and denominations of European Jews. Is there a single Jewish voice – or a majority Jewish voice – that represents the entire community?


Why be Jewish: the essential Jewish values of Europe’s Jews
Author(s): Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 30 May 2022

Why are people Jewish? What really matters to them? The second mini-report based on JPR’s research ‘The Jewish identities of European Jews, focuses on which aspects of Jewishness people find most compelling.


One in seven Jews around the world is now strictly Orthodox (Haredi)
Author(s): Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 03 May 2022

2.1 million Haredi Jews (strictly Orthodox) live around the world today, constituting about 14% of the total Jewish global population, with Israel and the USA accounting for about 92% of them. The report – a first estimation of the global Haredi population - projects that this population could double in size by the year 2040.


How many Jews might be caught-up in the conflict in Ukraine?
Author(s): Dr Jonathan Boyd
Date: 09 March 2022

How many Jews might be caught up in the conflict in Ukraine? Where can you find the largest Jewish populations in Ukraine? What are the Jewish migration rates from Ukraine and Russia, and to what extent can the current conflict affect those rates?


What is Judaism: are Europe’s Jews a religious or an ancestry group?
Author(s): Professor Sergio DellaPergola and Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 09 March 2022

The first of four mini-reports on European Jewish identity focuses on different aspects of how Jews understand the basis of their Jewishness: whether they see it as their religion, ethnicity, parentage or culture.


What makes a Jewish identity?
Author(s): Professor Sergio DellaPergola and Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 01 February 2022

A major study of European Jewish identity, exploring how Jews living in Europe today understand and live their Jewish lives. The study includes the opinions and experiences of over 16,000 respondents - the largest sample of Jews ever surveyed in Europe.


Is Jewish education losing its appeal in the UK?
Author(s): Brigitta Horup, Carli Lessof and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 08 December 2021

While the overall number of Jewish pupils in Jewish schools continues to grow, the growth rates have slowed down in recent years, mainly in the mainstream sector, although they have declined in the Orthodox sector as well.


Are Jews in the UK more climate change conscious than the rest?
Author(s): David Graham, Carli Lessof and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 26 October 2021

What role does one’s Jewish identity play in attitudes towards climate change and how do Jews compare with the rest of the population of the UK? As world leaders gather for the UN Climate Change COP26 Summit, JPR details for the first time where UK Jewish people stand on climate change.


Did Jews in the UK die disproportionately from COVID-19?
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Brigitta Horup and Carli Lessof
Date: 21 June 2021

By examining the data on Jewish mortality over the course of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, this study provides vital evidence about how religious sociability played a key role in how British Jews, and indeed other religious minorities, experienced coronavirus.


Lasting effects: Experiences of COVID-19 and Long COVID symptoms among Jews in the UK
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 25 May 2021

In this sixth paper on the findings of our first COVID-19 survey, we investigate the prevalence of COVID-19 infections and 'Long COVID' among Jews in the UK. The report aims to help understand how the pandemic has impacted Jews in the UK and make a contribution to medical research.