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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.


Is there a global Jewish politics?
Author(s): Michael Galchinsky
Date: 19 January 2009

A detailed analysis of how global Jewish politics will be managed in the future. It looks at who sets the global agenda, whether decision-making still works and what issues need collective action.


Jewish community income: How is it being affected by the pandemic?
Author(s): David Graham, Jonathan Boyd and Carli Lessof
Date: 07 January 2021

Our COVID-19 survey programme looks at the impact of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this fourth paper on the findings, we explore its effects on investments in the community infrastructure, through charitable giving, and fees to synagogues and schools.


Jewish employment patterns: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Jewish people’s working lives
Author(s): David Graham, Jonathan Boyd and Carli Lessof
Date: 16 March 2021

In this fifth paper on the findings of our COVID-19 survey, we explore the effects of the pandemic on the working lives of Jews. Designed to help support community planning efforts, the study has a particular emphasis on the issues of unemployment, redundancy, furlough and other significant work disruptions.


Jewish families and Jewish households
Author(s): David Graham with Maria Luisa Caputo
Date: 19 March 2015

An innovative study looking at UK census data through the lens of the Jewish family shows that only a quarter of all Jewish homes are comprised of the stereotypical married couple with children, and two-thirds of Jewish households in Britain have no children living in them at all.


Jewish life in Europe: Impending catastrophe or imminent renaissance?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 08 November 2013

Providing a summary of existing research, and drawing extensively on the new data gathered by JPR for the European Union, we investigate the various hypotheses that exist about how life is changing for Jews today in different parts of Europe.


Jewish life in Germany
Author(s): Toby Axelrod
Date: 18 December 2013

A detailed look at Jewish life in Germany based on interviews with German Jewish leaders. It explores how Jewish life has changed in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the challenges posed by the huge influx of Jews and their families from the Former Soviet Union.


Jewish life in Hungary
Author(s): András Kovács and Aletta Forras-Biro
Date: 14 September 2011

Based on the views and opinions of a wide range of Hungarian Jewish leaders, this qualitative study provides an overview of contemporary Hungarian Jewish life, and calls for urgent structural reform in communal management.  English language version.


Jewish life in Poland
Author(s): Konstanty Gebert and Helena Datner
Date: 14 September 2011

A detailed look at Jewish life in Poland based on interviews with a broad range of Polish Jewish leaders.  It highlights the 'multiplier effect' of Jewish heritage programming, and explores the impact of the post-communist Jewish revival on Polish society as a whole. English language version.


Jewish life in Ukraine
Author(s): Darina Privalko
Date: 23 October 2014

A detailed look at Jewish life in Ukraine based on interviews with a broad range of Ukrainian Jewish leaders, which investigates the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the civil unrest of 2013 and revolution of 2014. Ukrainian and Russian language versions are also available.