Publication Date: November 1999
Publisher: Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women
Author(s): Marlena Schmool
Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics
Keywords: Women; Jewish Engagement; Leadership
Coverage: Great Britain
In giving an overview of Jewish women in Great Britain I intend to touch on three areas: Jewish organizations; participation in synagogue life; and the position of Jewish womenÂ’s research in Britain. The main sources for the data I quote are the regular compilations of synagogue membership and estimates of population which the Board of Deputies Community Research Unit has conducted regularly the past thirty years; and two recent large scale-studies: The Review of Women in the Jewish Community in 1993 for the Chief RabbiÂ’s Commission on Women; and The Survey of Social Attitudes of British Jews conducted by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in 1995.