Translated Title: התפוצה הישראלית-אירופית סקר על ישראלים החיים באירופה
Topics: Main Topic: Identity and Community, Jewish Identity, Jewish Community, Israeli Expatriates, Diaspora, Immigration, Surveys
Abstract: Conducted in partnership with Machon Kehilot, a grass-roots organization established by Israelis living in Europe, the survey examined degrees of participation of Israelis living in Europe within their own networks and in local Jewish communities. What are the characteristics of the networks and communal frameworks set up by Israelis living in Europe? What kind of relationships do respondents have regarding local Jewish life? How do they perceive themselves in terms of Jewish identity? What are the main lessons for Jewish communities and organizations? In total, 2,125 responses were collected, of which 890 full responses were taken for further analysis. The survey sample spans 27 European countries. The report is available in English and in Hebrew.
Abstract: This paper is based on the outcomes of a think tank on formal Jewish education in Europe, organized by the JDC International Centre for Community Development, in October 2010, Oxford, England and attended by key professionals in the field across Europe. If Jewish education is thriving in the major centers of Jewish life across the continent, there are still a number of issues and dilemmas that remain undiscussed by the professionals and educators working in Europe. Also, this paper stresses the need for Jewish schools to start profiting from, at all levels, an intra- European dialogue.