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Wednesday 1 May 2013
JPR’s National Jewish Community Survey goes live
JPR announces the launch this week of a major national survey of Jewish opinion, in order to generate data to support the policy needs of Jewish charities working across the community.
The National Jewish Community Survey (NJCS) will be the first survey of its kind for over a decade, and is being funded by Pears Foundation, JPR, and a wide range of community charities including UJIA, Jewish Care, Norwood, Nightingale House and several of the synagogue movements. In addition, numerous other communal organisations have given active support to JPR in the development of this project through an extensive consultation process which examined issues such as Jewish religious and communal life, social care and welfare, fundraising and charitable giving, and education - all of which are covered in the survey.
Tuesday 19 Feb 2013
2011 Census: Project update
Significance of the Census and JPR's role
Whether we realise it or not, the 2001 Census marked a major turning point in the way we understand ourselves as a community. For the first time, we were able to make direct, national comparisons between Jews in Britain and Britain’s population as a whole, as well as between Jews and other minority groups. This included comparisons based on a wide range of variables from age and geography, to health, education, and employment. Also, for the first time, we were able to map the whole Jewish population to within a few tens of metres, and to develop an understanding of Jewish communities holistically, including those who were engaged and unengaged in Jewish communal life, and the young and the old.
Jewish Chronicle (Thursday 2 May 2013)
Jewish Policy Research conducts its biggest survey
The largest survey of British Jews in two decades was launched this week by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.
Members of the community will be invited at random to take part in the online questionnaire over the next two months, which will be conducted in association with pollsters Ipso-Mori.
Jewish Chronicle (Thursday 18 Apr 2013)
We think BBC news is biased against Israel — but watch it anyway
Almost four out of every five Jews in the UK believe the BBC is biased against Israel in its news coverage, according to a report out this week.
Haaretz (Monday 25 Feb 2013)
Survey: 60% of British Jews live in London
Census shows England’s Jewish population becoming more concentrated, with 90% of the country’s 263,000 Jews living in just 20% of its neighborhoods.
Jewish Chronicle (Friday 22 Feb 2013)
Community clusters revealed by census
By Simon Rocker
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet is one of the most high-profile rabbis in the country. But could the outspoken minister of Mill Hill Synagogue be proving a magnet for the area?
Mill Hill in north-west London is one of the ten wards in England and Wales with the biggest Jewish population, according to the latest data released from the 2011 census.
Some of the top ten, like New River and Springfield in the north London borough of Hackney, or Kersal in Salford and Sedgley, Bury, reflect the rapidly growing Charedi community – the main reason that the Jewish population was slightly up on the 2001 census nationally.
But analysis by the Institute for the Jewish Policy Research (JPR) also reveals that in 10 years the Jewish community has grown by around a quarter in wards such as Mill Hill and Finchley Church End in Barnet. Some of the country’s most thriving synagogues are located in and around Finchley — Finchley United, home of chief rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis, New North London and Finchley Reform — while new Jewish schools have opened or are about to open there.
JTA (Friday 22 Feb 2013)
British Jewish population is consolidating, statistics show
LONDON (JTA) -- Britain’s Jewish population is becoming more concentrated, with nearly 60 percent of Jews living in London, new statistics show.
According to detailed figures from the 2011 census released this week, 90 percent of the country’s 263,000 Jews live in just 20 percent of its neighborhoods.
The Jewish News (Friday 28 Dec 2012)
Stability and change: Making sense of the Census
At first glance, the census data appear to demonstrate that the UK Jewish population has grown over the past ten years. The figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last week show a Jewish population of 263,346 for 2011, compared to an equivalent count of 259,927 for 2001. The increase is small – just 3,419 people or slightly more than 1% - but it is an increase nonetheless.
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