The 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives in Europe: Key Findings

By Shawn Landres, Joshua Avedon

Jumpstart, Pears Foundation, ROI Community for Young Jewish Innovators, Fall 2010

Over the past fifteen years, a revival of Jewish life has spread across Europe, one that is rooted in its 2,000-year heritage, reflects the diversity of contemporary Jewish thought and experience, and reflects the hope for a promising future.

Quietly, and in small pockets across the continent, Jewish social entrepreneurs have been experimenting with new forms of communities and organizations designed to engage a new generation of Jews, their partners and friends in meaningful Jewish experiences.

Conventional discussions of Europe often emphasise antisemitism, Jewish continuity, and anti-Israel activism. While we do not dismiss or diminish those concerns, we know that these are only part of the story. The European Jewry we know is confident, vibrant, and growing.

Topic: Innovation, Engagement, Renewal and Renaissance, Survey, Community Development, Jewish Organizations, Community Building

Name of Publication: Jumpstart Report

Editor: Landres, Shawn

Volume/Issue: 3

Funder: Pears Foundation , ROI Community for Young Jewish Innovators

Genre: Report

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Landres, Shawn. Avedon, Joshua. The 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives in Europe: Key Findings. Jumpstart Report. Jumpstart,Pears Foundation,ROI Community for Young Jewish Innovators. Fall 2010:


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