What You Told Us

Events & Outreach Survey results

Many thanks to all those who completed our first-ever Events and Outreach Survey.   Key highlights are listed below.   After the High Holidays, the Board will invite those who volunteered to organize an activity to propose a plan, kicking of in January 2020.  As noted in the survey, these activities can only take place if IJC members take responsibility and organize them!

Events, discussions, Cultural Activities

  • There was enthusiastic support (82%) for participation in IJC events, excursions or other cultural activities.  The top 3 endorsed activities were (1) lectures, film screenings or discussions; (2) excursions; (3) cooking or bread baking sessions.  Almost half respondents were willing to organize such activities. 

Friday Night Services

  • 50% of respondents supported the idea of converting Friday night services into events with a shorter services component followed by cultural activities - such as discussions of Jewish philosophy, religious matters, history, current affairs, poetry or musical happenings, cooking/bread-making or interfaith events. Many were willing to provide content for Friday night events and/or host in their home.

IJC’s public role

  • As concerns IJC’s public role, the community is interested in engagement and outreach but no one option stood out, so this needs further reflection and discussion.

Respondents provided a range of suggestions and proposals for specific activities in all three areas of the survey.