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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.


tagged with: Affiliation, Community, Innovation, Internet, Identity, Leadership

JPR accounts 2009
Author(s): JPR
Date: 14 February 2010

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

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.


The Common Good in Europe: Commissioned Papers
Author(s): Various
Date: 10 February 2009

After each of the round table discussions that comprised JPR’s “Res Publica” project in Europe, twenty-seven people drawn from the diverse group of expert participants wrote short articles to reflect on an issue of their choice. This paper is an anthology of those articles.


The Common Good in Europe: Summarizing the issues
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 10 February 2009

Based on the written reports of the round table discussions and meetings that comprised JPR's "Res Publica" project, this paper summarises the wide range of issues discussed, and highlight some of the major insights gained during the programme.


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.


tagged with: Antisemitism, Community, Identity, Ideology, Israel, Culture, Leadership, Politics, Security, “Social justice”

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

Sacralization by stealth
Author(s): Eric Kaufmann
Date: 02 July 2007

A detailed analysis of the political implications of differences in growth rates between secular and religious populations in Western Europe. It discusses how demographic factors can lead to a reversal of the secularisation process and to growing religiosity in society.


tagged with: Assimilation, Community, Europe, “European Jews”, Identity, Israel, “Religious practice”, Secularisation