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Ethiopian immigrants in Israel: experience and prospects
Author(s): Steven Kaplan and Hagar Salamon
Date: 20 January 1998

Seldom has any community undergone as dramatic, complete and irreversible a change in so short a period as the Jews of Ethiopia. As a result, many features of Ethiopian Jewish life remain little understood, especially with regard to their immigration and adaptation to Israeli society.


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.


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.


Grant-making trusts in the Jewish sector
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 14 April 2000

The need for research into grant-making trusts in the Jewish sector emerged from the initial findings of JPR's project on  Long-term Planning for British Jewry.  This study represents the first ever analysis of the giving of money to Jewish causes by grant-making trusts.


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.


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.


Antisemitism in contemporary Great Britain: Key findings from the JPR survey of attitudes towards Jews and Israel
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 12 September 2017

A comprehensive and detailed assessment of antisemitic and anti-Israel attitudes held by the population of Great Britain in 2017, based on the largest and most extensive quantitative study of the topic ever undertaken.


Are Jews leaving Europe?
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 12 January 2017

A statistical analysis looking at patterns of Jewish migration to Israel from selected European countries over time, to assess whether recent developments are in any way unusual in scope, scale or motivation in light of growing anxiety about antisemitism.


Could it happen here? What existing data tell us about contemporary antisemitism in the UK
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 13 May 2015

As temperatures rise about antisemitism in the UK, JPR takes an independent look at some of the existing data, drawing on multiple sources to ascertain the nature of the problem, its scale, its direction of travel, and what more research work needs to be done to develop effective policy.


Learning disabilities: Understanding their prevalence in the British Jewish community
Author(s): L. Daniel Staetsky
Date: 06 February 2017

A statistical report designed to estimate the proportion of Jews in Britain who have some kind of learning disability, analysed by severity, age, sex, geography and religiosity. Commissioned by Langdon, a Jewish charity providing services to teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.