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.