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The Common Good in Europe: The Round Table Reports
Author(s): Dr Diana Pinto
Date: 11 February 2009

JPR's "Res Publica" Project brough together a diverse groups of thinkers, activists and commentators from across Europe to consider how to build a sense of a common good across an increasingly diverse European population.


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.


tagged with: Ukraine

The financial resources of the UK Jewish voluntary sector
Author(s): Peter Halfpenny and Margaret Reid
Date: 23 July 2000

This complex accountancy project aims to provide a multi-dimensional analysis of the income and expenditure of the Jewish voluntary sector and to compare it with the UK voluntary sector as a whole.


tagged with: Charity, Community, Funding, Grants, Philanthropy, Welfare, Volunteerism, “Voluntary sector”

Governance in the Jewish voluntary sector
Author(s): Margaret Harris and Colin Rochester
Date: 01 February 2001

 In contemporary westem societies that are grappling with notions of democracy, representation, accountability, power relations, transparency and responsibility, the issue of how organizations are governed has become crucial.


tagged with: Charity, Community, Funding, Grants, Leadership, Philanthropy, Governance, Volunteerism, “Voluntary sector”

The key challenges facing the Jewish people
Author(s): The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
Date: 07 July 2010

In JPR's annual Morris and Manja Leigh Lecture, British Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks gives his assessment of the major challenges facing the Jewish People, and calls on Jews not to see themselves as "a people that dwells alone", but rather to engage with the wider world as a voice of hope.


tagged with: Antisemitism, Community

Ethiopian immigrants in Israel: experience and prospects
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.


tagged with: Aliyah, Discrimination, “Ethiopian Jews”, Identity, Israel, Welfare, Zionism

The economic downturn & the future of Jewish communities
Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna
Date: 18 August 2009

In JPR's 2009 Morris and Manja Leigh lecture, Professor Jonathan Sarna considers how economic downturns have affected Jewish life in the past  He argues that irrespective of the economic climate, community vitality has always been driven by visionary leaders with the fortitude to shape the future.


tagged with: Aliyah, Antisemitism, Assimilation, Community, Demography, Funding, Identity, Innovation, Philanthropy

Jews associating with other Jews in Manchester
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 31 December 2003

For a variety of reasons individual associations might grow or dwindle, but overall, the informal recreational associations will continue to be important in Manchester's Jewish social life in the foreseeable future, playing a critical and underrated role in maintaining community cohesion.


tagged with: Affiliation, Community, Culture, Identity, Manchester, “Religious practice”, “Service provision”, Volunteerism

Grant-making trusts in the Jewish sector
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 14 April 2000

The need for research into grant-making trusts in the Jewish sector emerged from the initial findings of JPR's project on  Long-term Planning for British Jewry.  This study represents the first ever analysis of the giving of money to Jewish causes by grant-making trusts.


tagged with: Charity, Community, Funding, Grants, Philanthropy, Trusts, “Voluntary sector”, Welfare

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.


tagged with: Children, Community, Culture, Demography, Education, “Jewish studies”, Multiculturalism, Schools