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2011 Census: A tale of two Jewish populations
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 23 July 2013

The third report in our series on the 2011 UK Census, based on age and sex data for Jews in England and Wales. It outlines the strikingly different demographic profiles of two distinct groups within the community - the strictly Orthodox, and everybody else.

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

2011 Census: Initial insights into Jewish neighbourhoods
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 19 February 2013

The second report in our series on the 2011 UK Census based on ward level data. It examines Jewish population numbers at the neighbourhood level, and gives detailed statistics on where Jewish populations are growing, and where they are in a clear state of decline.

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

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

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

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

Jews in Britain: A snapshot from the 2001 Census
Author(s): David Graham, Marlena Schmool, Stanley Waterman
Date: 18 May 2007

This landmark study explores data from the 2001 UK Census, at the time the largest dataset ever gathered on Jews in Britain. It covers a wide range of issues, including geography, age, partnerships, living standards, health, education and employment.

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

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