British Jews invited to share their experiences of pandemic

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British Jews invited to share their experiences of pandemic

Impact of the virus on the community will be looked at with the Institute for Jewish Policy Research's study

Jews in the UK are being asked to help Jewish research teams understand the impact of the coronavirus at both the individual, family and community level.

It comes as a major Jewish communal survey was launched by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) this week to gather data about the impact of Covid-19, gathering the thoughts and experiences of Jews living in the UK.

Those over the age of 16 are being asked to sign-up to take part in the survey, which will help policy makers and charities allocate increasingly stretched resources.

Among the questions, respondents are asked if they have felt “nervous, anxious or on-edge” during lockdown, or whether they have felt frustrated, depressed, isolated, lonely, annoyed, irritable or bored.

“This research will gather valuable insights into how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Jews in terms of their health, employment, social relationships and Jewish lives,” said JPR in a statement.

“This will allow us all to understand better the overall impact the virus has had, and provide Jewish charities and organisations working across the community with the information they need to help them respond effectively to the crisis.”

Five respondents will win £100 for taking part. All data will be held securely and will only be used for research purposes, not shared with third parties, and no individuals will be identifiable in the results.

Anyone who wants to sign up or request more information can call JPR on 0800 044 5077.

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