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Polarity Management: Tradition vs Innovation
Author(s): Dina Brawer
Date: 19 June 2015

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

Searching for community: A portrait of undergraduate Jewish students in five UK cities
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 07 December 2016

A qualitative study, based on research conducted with undergraduate Jewish students in the UK, looking at how they understand their Jewish identity, their experiences of being a Jew on campus, and the types of activities that most engage them.


tagged with: Students, “Jewish Students”, University

Secular or religious? The outlook of London's Jews
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 22 July 2003

This study is based on a single question in JPR’s 2002 survey of the Jewish community of London and the South East,  in which nearly 3,000 respondents were asked to choose between four options: Religious, Somewhat Religious, Somewhat Secular and Secular.


tagged with: Assimilation, Demography, Identity, London, “Religious practice”, Synagogue, “Synagogue membership”, Secularisation, Affiliation

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

Strengthening Jewish identity: What works?
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 18 September 2014

Using data from JPR's National Jewish Student Survey, this study uses advanced statistical methods to examine the impact of different Jewish educational interventions on the identities of Jewish students in the UK.


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”

Summer in Paris
Author(s): Robert Wistrich
Date: 20 October 2014

Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2010
Author(s): David Graham and Daniel Vulkan
Date: 13 May 2010

Conducted in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, this study paints a broad portrait of declining levels of synagogue affiliation, but demonstrates how that pattern of decline is being counteracted by some denominational sectors, most notably the strictly Orthodox.


tagged with: Affiliation, Community, Demography, Denomination, Identity, Synagogue, “Synagogue membership”

Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2016
Author(s): Donatella Casale Mashiah and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 14 July 2017

An up-to-date look at synagogue membership figures in the UK, which provide the only consistent indicator of patterns of Jewish affiliation and belonging over time. Produced by JPR on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.