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2011 Census: Initial insights about the UK Jewish population
Author(s): David Graham, Jonathan Boyd and Daniel Vulkan
Date: 12 December 2012

The first report in our series on the 2011 UK Census, based on data released by the Office for National Statistics. After decades of numerical decline, the Jewish population of England and Wales has stabilised, although this masks a complex picture of change at the local level.


tagged with: Assimilation, Census, Community, Demography, Elderly, Haredim, Identity

JPR accounts 2011
Author(s): JPR
Date: 14 February 2012

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

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

Życie żydowskie w Polsce
Author(s): Konstanty Gebert
Date: 14 September 2011

Written by Poland's leading Jewish journalist, this study considers the views of a cross section of Polish Jewish leaders, and calls for greater investment in the development of Jewish culture.  Originally written in English, this is the Polish language translation.


tagged with: Aliyah, Antisemitism, Europe, “European Jews”, Culture, Education, Identity, Poland, “Religious Life"”, Heritage, Holocaust

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.


tagged with: Aliyah, Antisemitism, Europe, “European Jews”, Culture, Education, Identity, Poland, “Religious Life"”, Heritage, Holocaust

Zsidó élet Magyarországon
Author(s): Kovács András és Forrás-Biró Aletta
Date: 14 September 2011

This qualitative study, by the leading sociologist of Hungarian Jewry, examines the views of a cross section of Hungarian Jewish leaders, and calls for infrastructural reform in the Hungarian Jewish community. Originally written in English, this is the Hungarian language translation.


tagged with: Aliyah, Antisemitism, Europe, “European Jews”, Culture, Education, Identity, Hungary, “Religious Life"”, Heritage, Holocaust

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.


tagged with: Aliyah, Antisemitism, Europe, “European Jews”, Culture, Education, Identity, Hungary, “Religious Life"”, Heritage, Holocaust

Key trends in the British Jewish community
Author(s): Sarah Abramson, David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 28 April 2011

Commissioned by the Wohl Charitable Foundation, this report provides a brief synopsis of existing reliable data on three issues within the British Jewish community: poverty, the elderly and children.


tagged with: “Child poverty”, Children, Demography, Disabilities, Elderly, Haredim, Poverty, Welfare, “Special Educational Needs”

Child poverty & deprivation in the British Jewish community
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 31 March 2011

A major study examining child poverty and deprivation within the British Jewish community. It demonstrates that Jews in Britain are far from being immune to the problem, particularly within the strictly Orthodox community where the issue is projected to become worse over time.


tagged with: Care, “Child poverty”, Children, Funding, Haredim, Poverty, “Service provision”, “Voluntary sector”, Welfare, “Special educational needs”