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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.


Zsidó élet Magyarországon
Author(s): Kovács András és Forrás-Biró Aletta
Date: 14 September 2011

This qualitative study, by the leading sociologist of Hungarian Jewry, examines the views of a cross section of Hungarian Jewish leaders, and calls for infrastructural reform in the Hungarian Jewish community. Originally written in English, this is the Hungarian language translation.


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.


The attitudes of Jews in Britain towards Israel
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 15 July 2010

The first national survey to examine British Jewish attitudes to Israel in depth.  It demonstrates that British Jews are strongly attached to the country, and whilst deeply concerned about Israel's security needs, they are also eager to see compromises made in the quest for peace.


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.


New conceptions of community
Author(s): JPR
Date: 22 February 2010

Following an extensive programme involving leading educators and thinkers in the British Jewish community, several participants share their thoughts and ideas about how the concept of community is changing, and what the implications might be for contemporary Jewry.


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.


Is there a global Jewish politics?
Author(s): Michael Galchinsky
Date: 19 January 2009

A detailed analysis of how global Jewish politics will be managed in the future. It looks at who sets the global agenda, whether decision-making still works and what issues need collective action.


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.


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.