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Cultural politics and European Jewry
Author(s): Stanley Waterman
Date: 02 February 1999

Debate on culture is taking place among Jews in terms of the nature and content of Jewish cultures. But Jewish cultures are changing, as they have always done; this fact is most evident in both lsrael and North America. European Jews must be able to develop an independent and vibrant culture.

tagged with: Culture, Europe, “European Jews”, Identity, Multiculturalism

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.

tagged with: Children, Education, Israel, Schools, “United States”, “Young adults”, Zionism, Teenagers, Conservative

Patterns of charitable giving among British Jews
Author(s): Jacqueline Goldberg and Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1998

This report documents for the first time the giving patterns of British Jews and their support for a wide range of both Jewish and other charities and establishes a strong relationship between religious outlook and giving patterns.

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

Jewish television: prospects and possibilities
Author(s): Roger Silverstone
Date: 09 February 1998

This paper makes a case for considering television as a catalyst for reinvigorating Jewish culture. Changes in technology can provide a unique opportunity for creating a Jewish presence on television, which should express and enhance Jewish culture as a creative force within society.

tagged with: Culture, Media, Television

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 Netanyahu government & the Israeli-Arab peace process
Author(s): Joseph Alpher
Date: 20 November 1997

'The Hebron agreement represented acknowledgement by Netanyahu of the realities of the Israeli-Arab peace-making process as well as of the pressures of American power. It rescued Israel, at least for the time being, from a deteriorating international position.' Joseph Alpher

tagged with: Israel, Politics, “Peace process”

The attachment of British Jews to Israel
Author(s): Barry Kosmin, Antony Lerman and Jacqueline Goldberg
Date: 13 August 1997

Overall it was found that 43 per cent of the sample felt a strong attachment to Israel. Yet, if current trends prevail, attachment to Zionism and to the Jewish state could become the concern of only a minority with a mostly Traditional or Orthodox religious outlook.

tagged with: Aliyah, Demography, Identity, Israel, Zionism, Affiliation

The social attitudes of unmarried young Jews in contemporary Britain
Author(s): Jacqueline Goldberg and Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1997

Today most British Jews are less likely than earlier generations to marry, and if they do it is generally at a later age, often in their thirties. Alternative lifestyles, including cohabitation and same-sex relationships, are also much more common nowadays. These new patterns require new responses.

tagged with: Identity, University, “Young adults”, Intermarriage, Affiliation

The Jewish voluntary sector in the United Kingdom
Author(s): Margaret Harris
Date: 23 July 1997

This paper examines the issues currently facing the UK voluntary sector, suggests special challenges which face the Jewish voluntary sector, and considers the need for a systematic enquiry about the Jewish voluntary sector and its future.

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

Social and political attitudes of British Jews
Author(s): Stephen Miller, Marlena Schmool and Antony Lerman
Date: 23 July 1996

The survey focuses on the interface between Jewish identity and the social and political attitudes of Jews and aims to produce a profile of the community.

tagged with: Affiliation, Antisemitism, Assimilation, Charity, Discrimination, Education, Identity, Israel, Philanthropy, Politics, “Synagogue membership”, “Voluntary sector”, Zionism