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Jews of the 'new South Africa'
Author(s): Barry Kosmin, Jacqueline Goldberg, Milton Shain and Shirley Bruk
Date: 03 February 1999

South African Jews, with their high level of general education and exposure to Western culture, combined with a relatively high level of religious observance and education, are an interesting community in which to test out how Jewish beliefs and values are operationalized in the social world.


Jewish families and Jewish households
Author(s): David Graham with Maria Luisa Caputo
Date: 19 March 2015

An innovative study looking at UK census data through the lens of the Jewish family shows that only a quarter of all Jewish homes are comprised of the stereotypical married couple with children, and two-thirds of Jewish households in Britain have no children living in them at all.


A community of communities (full report)
Author(s): Commission on representation of the interests of the British Jewish community
Date: 31 March 2000

This report was the result of more than eighteen months of research and deliberations during which the Commission canvassed as many people as possible within the Jewish community, together with those in the wider society who are the main target audiences of Jewish representation.


A community of communities (summary)
Author(s): Commission on representation of the interests of the British Jewish community
Date: 30 April 2000

This report was the result of more than eighteen months of research and deliberations during which the Commission canvassed as many people as possible within the Jewish community, together with those in the wider society who are the main target audiences of Jewish representation.


Jewish life in Poland
Author(s): Konstanty Gebert and Helena Datner
Date: 14 September 2011

A detailed look at Jewish life in Poland based on interviews with a broad range of Polish Jewish leaders.  It highlights the 'multiplier effect' of Jewish heritage programming, and explores the impact of the post-communist Jewish revival on Polish society as a whole. English language version.


Why European Jewish Demography? A foundation paper
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 09 July 2019

This paper is the first output of the new European Jewish Demography Unit, set up by JPR to undertake demographic research about Jewish populations across Europe. It describes what Jewish demography is, its purpose and value and outlines the methods and approach it will take.


Jewish life in Hungary
Author(s): András Kovács and Aletta Forras-Biro
Date: 14 September 2011

Based on the views and opinions of a wide range of Hungarian Jewish leaders, this qualitative study provides an overview of contemporary Hungarian Jewish life, and calls for urgent structural reform in communal management.  English language version.


Is there a global Jewish politics?
Author(s): Michael Galchinsky
Date: 19 January 2009

A detailed analysis of how global Jewish politics will be managed in the future. It looks at who sets the global agenda, whether decision-making still works and what issues need collective action.


Życie żydowskie w Polsce
Author(s): Konstanty Gebert
Date: 14 September 2011

Written by Poland's leading Jewish journalist, this study considers the views of a cross section of Polish Jewish leaders, and calls for greater investment in the development of Jewish culture.  Originally written in English, this is the Polish language translation.


The attachment of British Jews to Israel
Author(s): Barry Kosmin, Antony Lerman and Jacqueline Goldberg
Date: 13 August 1997

Overall it was found that 43 per cent of the sample felt a strong attachment to Israel. Yet, if current trends prevail, attachment to Zionism and to the Jewish state could become the concern of only a minority with a mostly Traditional or Orthodox religious outlook.