Board of Deputies reacts to National Census figures on number of Jews in England and Wales

The Board of Deputies has reacted to a National Census release with figures on the number of Jews living in England and Wales.

“Today’s Census release provides invaluable information on the Jewish population in England and Wales. JPR’s analysis and insights of that data will guide community decision-makers for years to come.

“These Census results also raise the question on whether the continued narrow focus of the Census recognising Jewish status as a religion with the exclusion of considering Jewish ethnicity explicitly is appropriate for a 21st century Jewish community. We are concerned that until this situation is rectified, many Jewish citizens will not feel fully counted.”

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