Demography

The 2022 Annual Assessment

The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People Project Head: Shmuel Rosner Contributors: Gabriel Abensour, Nadia Beider, Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Shuki Friedman, Avi Gil, Noa Israeli, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, John Ruskay, Adar Schieber, Noah Slepkov, Yedidia Stern, Shalom Salomon Wald, Haim Zicherman Editor: Barry Geltman

New Subjects in the Field

Special Reports

Annual assessment for 2022 – main recommendations

The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Releases 2022 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People, Indicators of Jewish Safety and Well-being in Decline Main Recommendations • Diaspora communities (with the assistance of Israel) should prioritize significant Jewish education projects – financially, socially, and institutionally • Philanthropy in Israel, by both individuals and institutions, should be encouraged,…
Special Reports
Background Papers

Despite the Gloomy Headlines, American Jewry has Grown in Size

American Jewry has grown in size, is largely connected to Israel, and the young generation can be engaged; is more diverse and divided than in the past Highlights from Prof. Leonard Saxe’s lecture at JPPI (edited by Dan Feferman). Despite (some of) the gloomy headlines from the recent Pew Study of American Jewry, along with reports about anti-Semitism, BDS and…
Background Papers
Opinion Articles

The Pew 2020 survey in the context of demographic studies, and US Jewry in the global Jewish context

Comparative research is enriched by new items that allow for tracing trends and outlining differences, discovering patterns, or disproving existing conceptions. We are told that the 2020 Pew data are not really comparable with the 2013 results, because they reflect a different concept and methodology in collecting and weighting the data, and this is a pity. On the other hand,…
Opinion Articles

Climate Change, Israel and the Jewish People

Ambassador Gideon Behar, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Sustainability at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The climate crisis is a real threat to the Middle East. Israel must be part of the international dialogue on furthering practical solutions to climate change and global warming.״ Credit: Government Press Office Speaking to an audience of JPPI  researchers, Ambassador Behar noted that…
Structured Jewish World Dialogue

The Growth of the Haredi Communities in the Diaspora

Structured Jewish World Dialogue
In the Media

French Election: Fillon May Have Lost in France, but He Won in Israel

By Judy Maltz, Haaretz Despite the long lines evident outside polling stations around Israel on Sunday, figures made available by French diplomats in the country show that voter turnout among French-Israelis in the first round of the presidential election was no higher than usual and that the conservative Republican Francois Fillon was by far the preferred candidate among the four…
In the Media
Opinion Articles

Love and Identity: A Personal Story of a JPPI Senior Partner

Photo Credit: Yanai Yechiel For many years, people lived their lives within clear, defined frameworks that shaped their identities. The individual knew full well the make-up of his or her family structure, occupation and socio-economic standing, as well as his religious obligations (which were, of course, unchanging). In this reality, where the promises of social mobility were so limited, people…
Opinion Articles
2017 Conference on Shifting Trends

Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on Israel and the Jewish People

JPPI’s 2017 Conference on the Future of the Jewish People will explore the social, political, economic, and ideological shifts taking place in the Western world that could influence the future of the Jewish people. The conference seeks to identify key trends and gauge their possible ramifications. A special emphasis will be placed on developing recommendations for policy measures that can…
2017 Conference on Shifting Trends
In the Media

New JPPI Report: Jewish Community Undergoes Radial Change

A new report by the Jewish People Policy Institute “Exploring the Jewish Spectrum in a Time of Fluid Identity” analyzes the changing Jewish community and sets forth concerted recommendations which can serve as points of departure for leadership deliberation. Recommendations include that Jewish communal groups work to strengthen the sense of “Jewish Peoplehood” among individuals from mixed Jewish/non-Jewish families and…
In the Media