Jonathan has been Executive Director of JPR since 2010, having previously held research and policy positions at the JDC International Centre for Community Development in London and Paris, the Jewish Agency in London and New York, and the UK-based UJIA and Holocaust Educational Trust.
He is a former Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Institute in Israel and holds a doctorate in education from the University of Nottingham and an MA and BA in Modern Jewish History from University College London. A specialist in contemporary Jewish life, his work covers a wide range of topics, including antisemitism, education, demography and community development. He has been involved in Jewish social research since the 1990s and has conducted studies for a range of organisations, including the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the National Library of Israel, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, Jewish Care and World Jewish Relief.
He is a Board member of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, serves as a trustee and advisor to several foundations involved in supporting Jewish life in the UK and across Europe, and is a columnist at the Jewish Chronicle. He is a much sought-after speaker and is well-known for his engaging style and insightful presentations that have informed planning work across the Jewish world over many years.