Episode one: Raymond Simonson and Dr Jonathan Boyd start their journey to explore how Jews express their identities today.
Dr Jonathan Boyd
Dr Jonathan Boyd
What do Jews look like today in terms of their beliefs, practices, values and attitudes?
Drawing on the most recent JPR data and their longstanding experience of working in Jewish community life, Dr Jonathan Boyd (Executive Director, Institute for Jewish Policy Research) and Raymond Simonson (CEO, JW3 London) come together to discuss Jewish identity today in this 7-episode podcast series.
In this unique podcast, the two hosts grapple with some of the findings from the landmark JPR report, ’Jews in the UK today’, published in February 2024, and explore some of its major themes with leading specialists from the UK Jewish community. The report is based on the responses of nearly 5,000 British Jews to the JPR National Jewish Identity Survey – the largest survey of its kind to date.
In the first episode of the podcast, Raymond and Jonathan introduce what unites and divides the British Jewish community at this particularly challenging time, and touch on some of the major themes of the series: religiosity, morality, Israel, antisemitism and Jewish peoplehood.
This series was produced, recorded and edited by Richard Miron from Earshot Strategies – the podcast consultancy.
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...Read more
Chief Executive Officer of JW3, London's leading Jewish community centre, and an experienced leader with a long history in the Jewish community, informal education and...Read more