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Are Jews in the UK more climate change conscious than the rest?
Author(s): David Graham, Carli Lessof and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 26 October 2021

What role does one’s Jewish identity play in attitudes towards climate change and how do Jews compare with the rest of the population of the UK? As world leaders gather for the UN Climate Change COP26 Summit, JPR details for the first time where Uk Jewish people stand on climate change.


Did Jews in the UK die disproportionately from COVID-19?
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Brigitta Horup and Carli Lessof
Date: 21 June 2021

By examining the data on Jewish mortality over the course of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, this study provides vital evidence about how religious sociability played a key role in how British Jews, and indeed other religious minorities, experienced coronavirus.


Lasting effects: Experiences of COVID-19 and Long COVID symptoms among Jews in the UK
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 25 May 2021

In this sixth paper on the findings of our first COVID-19 survey, we investigate the prevalence of COVID-19 infections and 'Long COVID' among Jews in the UK. The report aims to help understand how the pandemic has impacted Jews in the UK and make a contribution to medical research.


Jewish employment patterns: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Jewish people’s working lives
Author(s): David Graham, Jonathan Boyd and Carli Lessof
Date: 16 March 2021

In this fifth paper on the findings of our COVID-19 survey, we explore the effects of the pandemic on the working lives of Jews. Designed to help support community planning efforts, the study has a particular emphasis on the issues of unemployment, redundancy, furlough and other significant work disruptions.


Moving beyond COVID-19: What needs to be done to help preserve and enhance Jewish communal life?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 09 March 2021

This paper draws together much of the research work related to the coronavirus pandemic that JPR has undertaken and utilised, and makes recommendations about how senior Jewish community leaders and investors should help to preserve and strengthen Jewish communal life going forward.


Jewish community income: How is it being affected by the pandemic?
Author(s): David Graham, Jonathan Boyd and Carli Lessof
Date: 07 January 2021

Our COVID-19 survey programme looks at the impact of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this fourth paper on the findings, we explore its effects on investments in the community infrastructure, through charitable giving, and fees to synagogues and schools.


Social research on European Jewish populations - The state of the field
Author(s): Keith Kahn-Harris
Date: 04 December 2020

This report analyses the holdings of JPR's European Jewish Research Archive (EJRA), highlighting limitations and strengths in research coverage. It concludes with suggestions on developing research on European Jewish populations.


COVID-19 mortality and Jews: A global overview of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, March to May 2020
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Ari Paltiel
Date: 30 November 2020

This report, produced by our European Jewish Demography Unit, is the first study of mortality from COVID-19 among Jews, and assesses how COVID-19 affected Jews in different parts of the world during the first wave of the pandemic, March to May 2020.


Acute disadvantage: Where are the needs greatest?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and David Graham
Date: 28 October 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this third paper looking at the findings, we investigate its economic impact, with a particular emphasis on Jewish households showing signs of significant financial stress.


Jews in Europe at the turn of the Millennium: Population trends and estimates
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 21 October 2020

A landmark study containing a thorough and up-to-date analysis of demographic trends among Jews in Europe, and latest Jewish population counts across the continent. Written by the world’s leading scholars on the subject and published by JPR’s European Jewish Demography Unit.