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Jewish life in Europe: Impending catastrophe or imminent renaissance?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 08 November 2013

Providing a summary of existing research, and drawing extensively on the new data gathered by JPR for the European Union, we investigate the various hypotheses that exist about how life is changing for Jews today in different parts of Europe.


tagged with: Antisemitism, Discrimination, Europe, Racism, “European Jews”

Jewish life in Germany
Author(s): Toby Axelrod
Date: 18 December 2013

A detailed look at Jewish life in Germany based on interviews with German Jewish leaders. It explores how Jewish life has changed in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the challenges posed by the huge influx of Jews and their families from the Former Soviet Union.


tagged with: Aliyah, Antisemitism, Europe, “European Jews”, Culture, Education, Identity, Germany, “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

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

Jewish life in Ukraine
Author(s): Darina Privalko
Date: 23 October 2014

A detailed look at Jewish life in Ukraine based on interviews with a broad range of Ukrainian Jewish leaders, which investigates the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the civil unrest of 2013 and revolution of 2014. Ukrainian and Russian language versions are also available.


tagged with: Ukraine

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

Jews and Jewry in contemporary Hungary
Author(s): András Kovács
Date: 03 February 2004

This report on contemporary Hungarian Jewry was published on the sixtieth anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary.


tagged with: Antisemitism, Culture, Europe, “European Jews”, Heritage, Holocaust, Hungary, Education, Identity, Philanthropy, “Religious practice”, Welfare

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”

Jews associating with other Jews in Manchester
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 31 December 2003

For a variety of reasons individual associations might grow or dwindle, but overall, the informal recreational associations will continue to be important in Manchester's Jewish social life in the foreseeable future, playing a critical and underrated role in maintaining community cohesion.


tagged with: Affiliation, Community, Culture, Identity, Manchester, “Religious practice”, “Service provision”, Volunteerism