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Report of the Community Research Unit - Board of Deputies of British Jews - Britain's Jewish Community Statistics 2007 

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November 2008

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The following report presents data on community statistics for Britain’s Jewish
population compiled by the Community Research Unit (CRU) at the Board of
Deputies of British Jews.
These data are collected on behalf of the whole community. It is the only survey to do
this on an annual basis and therefore the data are unique in being able to show
changes over time. From the point of view of community planners, the data represent
the most up-to-date portrayal of the Jewish community in Britain.
Although they are indicative of actual demographic trends, they only represent those
Jews who have chosen, or whose families have chosen, to associate themselves with
the Jewish community through a formal Jewish act, i.e. circumcision, marriage in a
synagogue, dissolution of marriage by a Beth Din, or Jewish burial or cremation.
Consequently, Jews who have not chosen to identify in these ways do not appear in
this report.
Further, it should be recognised that these data are collected regardless of institutional
denomination. They therefore include some individuals who would not be recognised
as Jewish by all sections of the community.

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Report of the Community Research Unit - Board of Deputies of British Jews - Britain's Jewish Community Statistics 2007

Bibliographic Information

Vulkan, Daniel, Graham, David Report of the Community Research Unit - Board of Deputies of British Jews - Britain's Jewish Community Statistics 2007 . Board of Deputies of British Jews `. November 2008:  http://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-uk3