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Jews and other Europeans - Old and new
Author(s): Zygmunt Bauman
Date: 03 June 2008

Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the
University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw. This paper was
given as the Malcolm Hay of Seaton Memorial Lecture in December 2007 in London under the joint auspices of the University of Aberdeen and JPR.


tagged with: Assimilation, Europe, “European Jews”

Is Europe good for the Jews?
Author(s): Steven Beller
Date: 22 April 2008

A new study which looks at the ‘new antisemitism’ in Europe and asks whether Europe is still a good place for Jews to live. Steven Beller argues that the impulse to sound the alarm is misplaced, especially when aimed at ‘Europe’ itself.


tagged with: Antisemitism, Assimilation, Community, Democracy, Europe, “European Jews”, Identity

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.


tagged with: Belgium, Culture, Europe, “European Jews”, Funding, Italy, Media, Museum, Poland, Sweden

Will the 21st century be the democratic century?
Author(s): Vernon Bogdanor
Date: 20 December 2011

Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE assesses the state of democracy in the contemporary world.  Noting recent developments in the Arab world, he offers a cautiously optimistic prognosis based in part on his view that the future will be written not by political elites, but by the people themselves.


tagged with: Democracy, Ideology, Politics

Strictly Orthodox rising: What the demography of British Jews tells us about the future of the community
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 15 October 2015

An important study using UK Census data to assess how the composition of the British Jewish population is likely to change over the coming decades, and focusing in particular on the changing numerical balance between the strictly Orthodox and mainstream Jewish communities.


tagged with: “Strictly Orthodox”, Haredim, “British Jews”

The rise and rise of Jewish schools in the United Kingdom
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 16 November 2016

A statistical study looking at the growth in the number of children in Jewish schools, broken down by geography, school stage and denomination, and produced in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews.


tagged with: Schools, “Jewish Schools”, Education, “Jewish Education”

Will my child get a place? An assessment of supply and demand of Jewish secondary school places in London and surrounding areas
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 15 March 2017

A statistical look at the demand for places for Jewish secondary schools in London over the past few years which makes key projections for the future. Produced together with Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS).


tagged with: Schools, “Jewish schools”, Education, “Jewish education”

The attitudes of Jews in Britain towards Israel
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 15 July 2010

The first national survey to examine British Jewish attitudes to Israel in depth.  It demonstrates that British Jews are strongly attached to the country, and whilst deeply concerned about Israel's security needs, they are also eager to see compromises made in the quest for peace.


tagged with: Aliyah, antisemitism, Ideology, Israel, Identity, “Peace process”, politics, Security, Zionism

Charitable giving among Britain's Jews
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 22 March 2016

A new study based on data from JPR's National Jewish Community Survey, that investigates some of the key factors influencing Jewish charitable giving, and identifies some of the key challenges for the sector going forward.


tagged with: “British Jews”, Charity, “Charitable Giving”

Key findings from the 2011 National Jewish Student Survey
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 04 October 2011

The first study of Jewish student identity in the UK. It demonstrates that certain universities are particularly popular among Jews, and shows that whilst anti-Israel activity at university is of some concern, most Jewish students are comfortable being open about their Jewishness on campus.


tagged with: Antisemitism, Campus, Culture, Education, Identity, Internet, Israel, “Jewish societies”, “Jewish studies”, “Religious practice”, Schools, Security, “Social media”, Volunteerism, Zionism, Intermarriage, Affiliation