OTHER COSTS

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£2,800 £15,000

Age 16 Is­rael tour Post-grad Is­rael gap year

£1,270 400%

mark-up for kosher Passover hol­i­day 2005 with those in-store last Oc­to­ber.

Our data shows that kosher meat prices have dou­bled in lit­tle over a decade, com­pared with non-kosher meat prices which rose by 40 per cent .

Sim­i­larly, property prices in north­west Lon­don have fast out­stripped prices else­where, making it in­creas­ingly un­af­ford­able for young Jews to live in the vicin­ity of a Jewish com­mu­nity.

How­ever, the story is not all neg­a­tive. The ex­pan­sion of Jewish state schools pro­vides a low-cost, high-qual­ity al­ter­na­tive to pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion.

WHY IS THE COST A PROB­LEM?

The Jewish com­mu­nity is an af­flu­ent one, with av­er­age earn­ings for a Jewish house­hold some 54 per cent higher than the UK av­er­age, with a Jewish dual in­come house­hold earn­ing £23,600 more than the UK av­er­age, based on anal­y­sis of UK na­tional sta­tis­tics. There are also a wide range of char­i­ties and wel­fare funds

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