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Learning disabilities: Understanding their prevalence in the British Jewish community
Author(s): L. Daniel Staetsky
Date: 06 February 2017

A statistical report designed to estimate the proportion of Jews in Britain who have some kind of learning disability, analysed by severity, age, sex, geography and religiosity. Commissioned by Langdon, a Jewish charity providing services to teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.


Long-term planning for British Jewry
Author(s): JPR
Date: 01 December 2003

This report discusses findings from JPR's Long-term Planning for British Jewry project. It is designed to help communal organisations with their strategic planning and inform leaders, donors, professionals and members of the community with regard to the challenges that lie ahead.


Mapping Jewish culture in Europe today: A pilot project
Author(s): Rebecca Schischa and Dina Berenstein
Date: 09 February 2002

This report presents the project of 'mapping' the extent of the Jewish cultural renaissance in Europe. The four countries selected for this study: Italy, Poland, Belgium and Sweden, each have a relatively small Jewish population.


Moving beyond COVID-19: What needs to be done to help preserve and enhance Jewish communal life?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 09 March 2021

This paper draws together much of the research work related to the coronavirus pandemic that JPR has undertaken and utilised, and makes recommendations about how senior Jewish community leaders and investors should help to preserve and strengthen Jewish communal life going forward.


Multicultural education in Jewish schools in the UK
Author(s): Geoffrey Short
Date: 02 February 2002

This investigation into the teaching of multiculturalism in Jewish schools studies the approach of senior management and governors in regard to multicultural education, how this is treated in school prospectuses, and its impact upon, and the views of, children attending Jewish day schools.


New conceptions of community
Author(s): JPR
Date: 22 February 2010

Following an extensive programme involving leading educators and thinkers in the British Jewish community, several participants share their thoughts and ideas about how the concept of community is changing, and what the implications might be for contemporary Jewry.


News consumption habits and opinions of Jews in Britain
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 15 April 2013

Drawing on data from JPR's 2010 Israel Survey, this report explores which media sources are being accessed by Jews, and assesses their attitudes towards reporting about Israel.  Despite the BBC being the most popular news source, its reporting about Israel is widely considered to be biased.


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.


Numbers of Jewish children in Jewish schools: Statistical bulletin for 2015/16 to 2017/18
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 16 January 2019

This bulletin, produced by JPR on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, contains the most recent data on Jewish school enrolment in the UK. It demonstrates that there are now close to 35,000 Jewish pupils enrolled in Jewish schools, the highest figure on record.


ONS report on COVID-19 mortality rates among religious groups: JPR response
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 21 June 2020

A June 2020 report by the UK's Office for National Statistics provided the first serious academic analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on religious minorities in England and Wales. In this short paper, the JPR research team considers the findings and their implications for the Jewish population.