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European Jewish identity at the dawn of the 21 century
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 20 May 2004

A landmark paper designed to examine the range of reports written about contemporary Jewish identity in different European centres, and to make recommendations about how to research and monitor developments going forward.


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.


Long-term planning for British Jewry
Author(s): JPR
Date: 01 December 2003

This report discusses findings from JPR's Long-term Planning for British Jewry project. It is designed to help communal organisations with their strategic planning and inform leaders, donors, professionals and members of the community with regard to the challenges that lie ahead.


The Jews of Leeds in 2001: Portrait of a community
Author(s): Stanley Waterman
Date: 23 July 2003

The data for this report on Jews in Leeds were collected in a survey of nearly 1,500 households, conducted in the Leeds metropolitan area during July and August 2001.


The Jewish day school marketplace
Author(s): Oliver Valins and Barry Kosmin
Date: 01 February 2003

This report examines the attitudes and characteristics of Jewish parents living in Greater London and the South-east who are the current and potential users of formal educational services. It provides a sample of parents and examines how they would like to educate their children.


A portrait of Jews in London and the South-East
Author(s): Harriet Becher, Stanley Waterman, Barry Kosmin and Katarina Thomson
Date: 23 July 2002

A landmark survey of the Jewish population in London and surrounding area based on 2,965 responses from across a broad social spectrum.  Providing information on a wide range of issues of concern to the Jewish community, it has been used as a key source by planners in the Jewish voluntary sector.


Multicultural education in Jewish schools in the UK
Author(s): Geoffrey Short
Date: 02 February 2002

This investigation into the teaching of multiculturalism in Jewish schools studies the approach of senior management and governors in regard to multicultural education, how this is treated in school prospectuses, and its impact upon, and the views of, children attending Jewish day schools.


Jews of the 'new South Africa'
Author(s): Barry Kosmin, Jacqueline Goldberg, Milton Shain and Shirley Bruk
Date: 03 February 1999

South African Jews, with their high level of general education and exposure to Western culture, combined with a relatively high level of religious observance and education, are an interesting community in which to test out how Jewish beliefs and values are operationalized in the social world.


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.


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.