Mapping the concept and factors affecting the resilience of Jewish communities living in the diaspora: A scoping review protocol

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Background: Jewish communities have a continuous history of traumatic events. So far, little is known about the community's impact on the resilience, life, and health of Jewish people living outside Israel in the diaspora. Single studies have reported on the importance of community leaders, private actors, and financial support of the Jewish community in the recovery of the diasporic Jewish people after disasters. However, a systematic overview of the resilience of Jewish diasporic communities and the underlying factors that strengthen this resilience is lacking. This scoping review aims to map the concepts of the resilience of Jewish communities in the diaspora and identify factors that influence this resilience.
Methods: The search using headings and terms related to resilience and Jewish diasporic communities will be performed in PsycInfo, Ovid Medline ALL, Embase, PTSDpubs, SSRN, Sociological Abstracts, JPR, Berman, Rambi, NARCIS, Google Scholar and Web of Science. The sources of grey literature to be searched include Eligible quantitative and qualitative studies will be screened and included. Data will be extracted using a predefined charting form. The PAGER framework will be used as a structural approach to analyze and report results using content and thematic analysis.
Included are studies on Jewish diasporic communities worldwide, outside Israel, describing Jewish persons aged ≥ 18 years and exploring resilience or closely related concepts. Studies focusing solely on individual resilience and those describing traumatic events before World War II will be excluded.
Discussion: By summarizing the existing literature, this scoping review will contribute to the research on resilience by providing more understanding on factors that influence community resilience of Jewish diaspora communities and on the effect of community resilience on the health-related quality of life of individuals belonging to the community
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • adaption, adversity, migration, trauma

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