The Institute for Jewish Policy Research, originally founded in New York in 1941 but located in London since 1965, has appointed Jonathan Boyd as its executive director. Mr Boyd joined the Institute a year ago as a research fellow and has recently been its acting director.
Mr Boyd will oversee the launch this week of the first national online survey of the attitudes of British Jews towards Israel, which is being conducted for the Institute by Ipsos-MORI. The survey can be found at http://www.ipsos-mori.com/israelsurvey
Future projects from the Institute will include a community-wide survey of Jewish identity in the UK and an analysis of the Jewish results of the 2011 national census, which will include a question on religious profession, as in 2001.