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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.


Hidden effects: The mental health of the UK’s Jewish population during the COVID-19 pandemic
Author(s): David Graham, Carli Lessof and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 05 October 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this report, the second in the series, we look at how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the mental health of the Jewish population.


Renew our days as of old: Will we go back to Jewish activities and events?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and David Graham
Date: 22 September 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In the first of a series of short papers examining the findings, this report looks at how comfortable Jews feel about returning to in-person Jewish activities and events.


Jews and coronavirus in England and Wales
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 22 July 2020

In this paper, JPR Senior Research Fellow Dr Daniel Staetsky outlines our latest thinking on why mortality from COVID-19 among Jews in the UK was uncharacteristically high between March and May 2020, and what factors might stand behind the statistics.


ONS report on COVID-19 mortality rates among religious groups: JPR response
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 21 June 2020

A June 2020 report by the UK's Office for National Statistics provided the first serious academic analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on religious minorities in England and Wales. In this short paper, the JPR research team considers the findings and their implications for the Jewish population.


Jews in Austria: a demographic and social portrait
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 18 June 2020

This new report by JPR's European Jewish Demography Unit is the first in a series of country-specific studies, and presents in-depth analysis of fertility rates, age distribution data, patterns of Jewish identity, migration and intermarriage rates to predict Austrian Jewry's future.