Article Library / 2015

2014-2015 Annual Assessment

Five dimensions, Geopolitics, Demography, Identity formation and expression, Bonds within and between communities, and Material Resources (sources and uses of wealth devoted to Jewish causes) influence Jewish people interests and outcomes.1 There is considerable room for subjectivity in interpreting trends and developments to arrive at a net assessment that accurately reflects the balance between challenges and opportunities. To supplement the policy discussions presented in the Annual Assessment, JPPI conducted several digital expert panels among a small sample of selected individuals, in part as a detection mechanism for change that might otherwise escape notice.2 These responses have been combined with other data sources to provide the following assessments of short-term trends.