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2011 Census: Thinning and Thickening
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 19 December 2013

Investigating geographical shifts in the UK Jewish population, this report in our 2011 UK Census series shows how Jews in Britain are becoming increasingly concentrated in a small number of areas, and publishes data from the censuses in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time.


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.


Sacralization by stealth
Author(s): Eric Kaufmann
Date: 02 July 2007

A detailed analysis of the political implications of differences in growth rates between secular and religious populations in Western Europe. It discusses how demographic factors can lead to a reversal of the secularisation process and to growing religiosity in society.


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.


The Jewish day school marketplace
Author(s): Oliver Valins and Barry Kosmin
Date: 01 February 2003

This report examines the attitudes and characteristics of Jewish parents living in Greater London and the South-east who are the current and potential users of formal educational services. It provides a sample of parents and examines how they would like to educate their children.


Jews and Jewry in contemporary Hungary
Author(s): András Kovács
Date: 03 February 2004

This report on contemporary Hungarian Jewry was published on the sixtieth anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary.


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.


A new Jewish identity for post-1989 Europe
Author(s): Diana Pinto
Date: 09 February 1996

The end of the Cold War opened up new possibilities and new challenges for the Jews of Europe. This report describes some of the new possibilities available for the first time post-1989 for a possible Jewish renaissance.


Ethiopian immigrants in Israel: experience and prospects
Author(s): Steven Kaplan and Hagar Salamon
Date: 20 January 1998

Seldom has any community undergone as dramatic, complete and irreversible a change in so short a period as the Jews of Ethiopia. As a result, many features of Ethiopian Jewish life remain little understood, especially with regard to their immigration and adaptation to Israeli society.


The economic downturn & the future of Jewish communities
Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna
Date: 18 August 2009

In JPR's 2009 Morris and Manja Leigh lecture, Professor Jonathan Sarna considers how economic downturns have affected Jewish life in the past  He argues that irrespective of the economic climate, community vitality has always been driven by visionary leaders with the fortitude to shape the future.