Second Survey of European Jewish Leaders and Opinion Formers, 2011

By Barry A. Kosmin

JDC International Centre for Community Development, April 2012

The Second Survey of European Jewish Leaders and Opinion Formers presents the results of an online survey administered to 328 respondents in 32 countries. Conducted every three years using the same format, the survey seeks to identify trends and their evolution in time.

The survey asked Jewish leaders and opinion formers a range of questions, seeking their views on the major challenges and issues concerning European Jewish communities in 2011 and their expectations for how their community’s situation would evolve over the next 5-10 years.

Respondents included: executive directors and programme coordinators as well as current and former board members of Jewish organizations, rabbis from the various religious denominations, principals of Jewish schools and professionals in education, directors or owners of newspapers and publications of communal content, intellectuals, academics as well as significant community donors. Results were also analyzed in view of respondents age, gender, denomination and geography.

Respondents gave their views on the following general topics:

Community Priorities and Threats
Decision-making & Accountability
Lay and Professional Leadership
Status Issues & Intermarriage
Organizational Frameworks and Funding
Denominational Tensions
Anti-Semitism and Security

Topic: Continuity, Development, Antisemitism, European Jews, Israel Attachment, Jewish Identity, Survey, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Leadership, Jewish Continuity, Security, Religious Denominations, Communal Organization, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Ashkenazi Jews, Authority, Identity

Funder: The Buncher Family Foundation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

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