Are things as problematic as they seem to be in the UK? How did Jeremy Corbyn become leader of the Labour party? Why are they accused of (at least) tolerating…
In 2013 Makom was commissioned by Pears Foundation to research and write a report into Israel Education taking place in the UK Jewish community. Here you can download the entire report, join the facebook page discussing its findings, and read our five key recommendations.
The Jewish community of Great Britain is one of the world’s largest and in the nineteenth century was perhaps the most influential Jewish community in the world, interfering successfully on behalf of many other communities around the world. That was in the halcyon age of Queen Victoria when Britain felt that it ruled the world. Since then many changes have occurred and the community struggles with many of the same problems that we see in other communities around the world.
This chapter serves as an organic, historic “retelling” of the story of British Jewry. In doing so, we hope to enable a longer and deeper perspective on the subject of modern Jewish community. Here, we chronicle the full build-up and the historical development of the community. This will provide an additional perspective by which students can assess and appreciate the development of their own communities through a dynamic of continuity and change.