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Jews Do Count: launch of new community podcast partnered with Jewish News

The series from JW3 and the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (JPR) will contain seven half-hour episodes, with a new one released every Thursday.

Jews Do Count
Jews Do Count

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) and JW3 London are launching a new podcast series, ‘Jews Do Count’, media partnered with Jewish News.

Featuring JPR executive director, Dr Jonathan Boyd and JW3 chief executive Raymond Simonson, the series explores different aspects of Jewish identity today, and discusses how the Jewish community might build a more robust and vibrant future for itself in the UK.

The podcast show will contain seven half-hour episodes, with a new one released every Thursday. All episodes will be available on the JW3 and JPR websites.

The podcast, produced by Richard Miron from Earshot Strategies, will include interviews with several experts from the UK Jewish community, as well as the opinions of numerous British Jews who shared their thoughts and feelings with us.

It will draw on some of the key findings from JPR’s recent landmark report ‘Jews in the UK today,’ using the data to discuss some of the most fundamental issues facing Jews in the UK today.

Jews Do Count

JPR executive director, Dr Jonathan Boyd said: “The research we do is meant to serve as a resource to anchor and inform the numerous debates and discussions that happen across the Jewish community every day. This podcast series is a new mechanism to achieve that, and in JW3, we have the perfect partner to help bring the data to life, and to spark new conversations about how best to sustain and build Jewish life in the UK.

JW3 chief executive officer Raymond Simonson said: “I’m very excited to host this exciting new podcast. JW3 as the home of Jewish culture and conversation makes us and JPR the ideal partners. We hope that this podcast will trigger conversations, not only in the board rooms, but around Shabbat tables, allowing the community at large to engage in the most pressing issues.”

For a sneak preview of the first podcast episode, ‘What makes a Jewish identity’, click here.

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