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Key findings from the 2011 National Jewish Student Survey
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 04 October 2011

The first study of Jewish student identity in the UK. It demonstrates that certain universities are particularly popular among Jews, and shows that whilst anti-Israel activity at university is of some concern, most Jewish students are comfortable being open about their Jewishness on campus.


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.


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.


Secular or religious? The outlook of London's Jews
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 22 July 2003

This study is based on a single question in JPR’s 2002 survey of the Jewish community of London and the South East,  in which nearly 3,000 respondents were asked to choose between four options: Religious, Somewhat Religious, Somewhat Secular and Secular.


New conceptions of community
Author(s): JPR
Date: 22 February 2010

Following an extensive programme involving leading educators and thinkers in the British Jewish community, several participants share their thoughts and ideas about how the concept of community is changing, and what the implications might be for contemporary Jewry.


The social attitudes of unmarried young Jews in contemporary Britain
Author(s): Jacqueline Goldberg and Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1997

Today most British Jews are less likely than earlier generations to marry, and if they do it is generally at a later age, often in their thirties. Alternative lifestyles, including cohabitation and same-sex relationships, are also much more common nowadays. These new patterns require new responses.


Social and political attitudes of British Jews
Author(s): Stephen Miller, Marlena Schmool and Antony Lerman
Date: 23 July 1996

The survey focuses on the interface between Jewish identity and the social and political attitudes of Jews and aims to produce a profile of the community.


Jews associating with other Jews in Manchester
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 31 December 2003

For a variety of reasons individual associations might grow or dwindle, but overall, the informal recreational associations will continue to be important in Manchester's Jewish social life in the foreseeable future, playing a critical and underrated role in maintaining community cohesion.


A portrait of Jews in London and the South-East
Author(s): Harriet Becher, Stanley Waterman, Barry Kosmin and Katarina Thomson
Date: 23 July 2002

A landmark survey of the Jewish population in London and surrounding area based on 2,965 responses from across a broad social spectrum.  Providing information on a wide range of issues of concern to the Jewish community, it has been used as a key source by planners in the Jewish voluntary sector.