The U.K.'s Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) has established a new specialist research unit, dedicated to generating demographic data about Jewish populations in Europe. The European Jewish Demography Unit, an initiative supported by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, is being headed up by JPR Senior Research Fellow, Dr Daniel Staetsky, and chaired by Professor Sergio DellaPergola, who has also joined the JPR Board as a Senior … [Read more...] about New European Jewish Demography Unit Established
By Robin Nobel
Nationalism was a defining feature of my childhood. In the guise of Quebec separatism, it drove much of my family, and many of my friends and neighbours away from my home province, just as it pulled others to stay and work toward a new, sovereign and free Quebec. For those that believed in the cause, it was the righting of historical wrongs. Quebec sovereignty would throw off the yoke of oppression, freeing Francophones from … [Read more...] about In the Age of Walls, the Bridgebuilder is King:
Referendums, Borders and the Work of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has launched a traveling art exhibition which commemorates the victims of the Babyn Yar massacre in Ukraine during September 1941, one of the largest mass-killings of Jewish people by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. The exhibition, which has opened to coincide with International Holocaust Day, was formally launched this morning by Natan Sharansky during a private event at the House of Commons … [Read more...] about Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre Launches London Exhibition in Call for Greater Recognition of One of The Holocaust’s Largest Massacres
The U.K.'s Institute for Jewish Policy Research has released Academic achievement and engagement in Jewish life: first signs of a brain drain? *** JPR has been conducting research on Jews in Britain for many years, allowing us to explore trends in Jewish life over time. This study takes four major datasets, spanning close to quarter of a century, to investigate an important and challenging question: is there a negative correlation between … [Read more...] about Academic Achievement and Engagement in Jewish Life: First Signs of a Brain Drain?
Over 2000 participants are converging this week in Brimingham England for Limmud Festival 2018. Presenters will include Dana International, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Eurovision win, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary MP Emily Thornberry, Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the UK, flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim, … [Read more...] about With Spotlight on Sephardi and Mizrahi Culture, Limmud Festival 2018 Opens