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Membership Engagement Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Rachel Sisk
24:05
NAASE = North American Association of Synagogue Executives
Linda Sussman, USCJ
25:13
None from METNY?
Michele, Chandler, AZ
28:58
Outreach
Cantor Jason Green
29:00
Direct connections
Bob Hallock-Chizuk Amuno-Baltimore
29:05
It's all about relationships
Michael Fishbein
29:06
Online
Jody Dietch
29:07
Outreach
*Elissa Pollack / BIC Madison WI
29:08
Personal connections
Rabbi Adrienne Rubin
29:09
Personal connections
Sue Lampert
29:10
communication / connection
Sue
29:14
Conversion of out of towners to members
Judith Avner
29:16
personal outreach
Gil Gordon
29:16
Didn’t rely on geographic bouindaries
Naomi FEINKIND
29:17
one toone engagement
David Kellogg
29:20
Taking action
Judith Avner
29:21
constant communication
Cantor Jason Green
29:34
Cantors!
Phyllis Blumberg
29:38
definitions of membership is more fliud now not geographically base as much
Judy Silver
33:31
Would love to know what was in “seder-in-the-box”
*Elissa Pollack / BIC Madison WI
35:30
Were those the only 5 options on the survey question?
Bob Hallock-Chizuk Amuno-Baltimore
36:16
What changes do we want to make permanent now even after COVID ends?
Art and Fran Todras
36:33
Is anyone on this call actively working on a reopening plan?
jack bender
36:55
Was there a breakdown relative to size of congregations?
Judy Silver
37:01
Would love to know what was in “seder-in-the-box”
Rachel Faye
37:08
Was the 128 total from the previous slides the total number of synagogues who responded? If so, what percentage is that of affiliated USCJ synagogues?
Cantor Jason Green
37:14
KBI Ottawa has started doing visioning for reopening. Presenting staff/leadership disussions shortlu.
Judy Silver
37:18
yes
Alan Radzin
37:26
we have a smallish congregations, general location that has a smallish Jewish pop. How to recruit.
Shari Piper
37:36
yes
Meg Wells (she/hers)
37:37
I am not personally, but my rabbi,ED and exec board are
Irene Fishbein
37:50
Beth Abraham in Dayton is working on a reopening plan.
Stacey Aviva Flint
37:50
Yes, we are working on a return program
Dara Winston - Marlboro Jewish Center
38:16
Yes, we are open for services
Judith Avner
38:17
yes we are working on a return to shul forworship plan
Sue
38:24
Are these all the questions in the survey? Can we get a copy of the survey questionnaire? Agree on lack of analysis, lots of congregation variables that would affect interpretation of the survey.
Richard A. Chase
38:27
Forest Hills Jewish Center has a re-opening task force that is meeting next week
Andrea Beck
38:54
We are working on a transitional reopening plan.
Sue
39:17
Any guess on why response was only 27%
Barry Adesnik
39:25
We are in the process of carefully opening up for Friday evening Shabbat services following all CDC guidelines
Judith Avner
39:30
our reopening task force has been meeting for months and implementing a phase in program that follows careful monitoring of COVID numbers and medical advise
Phyllis Blumberg
39:33
We talk about going hybrid for years. Some people like attending learning and services by zoom, others really want to be in person,
Rachel Sisk
39:44
Remember, this survey was sent to congregations following the high holiday season and was specifically focused on membership
Art and Fran Todras
39:48
I'll answer my own question for my Congregation Or Atid. We are working on a reopening plan and hope to bring it to our Board in a couple weeks.
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
40:02
My shul of 1700 called every member 2-3 times so far, there was a volunteer team of about 50 that did this
Bob Hallock-Chizuk Amuno-Baltimore
47:42
How did you find out what your congregants needed? Did survey them or use anecdotal information or just use your best judgment?
Rachel Faye
52:30
Cantor Jen - how did you like the mapping software you used? Would you recommend it for looking at other neighborhood types of subgroups?
Michele, Chandler, AZ
54:07
How large is each synagogue of the speakers?
Karyn Liss
54:12
Cantor Jen, how did you handle it when you came in contact with congregates that were struggling during this time and needed more on than the one meeting?
Jennifer Stofman (She/Her)
54:17
Elissa - 300
Jennifer Stofman (She/Her)
54:23
Cantor Cohen - 800
Michele, Chandler, AZ
54:29
Thank you.
*Cantor Jen Cohen
54:47
RouteXL.com. I liked it!
Paula S
58:39
what do you do for people who won't do zoom? building closed.
Michele, Chandler, AZ
59:35
How is it decided who attends services in person?
Robin Wolk
01:01:30
How do you suggest we get our clergy on board to commit to reaching out to those members they have not personally connected with during covid?
Naomi FEINKIND
01:01:43
To attend Shabbat services in person, the congregant would have to reach out to our VP of Religious Affairs to reserve a spot. We limit attendance to 30 at this time and live stream our service.
Michele, Chandler, AZ
01:02:11
Do you require Covid immunization.
Michele, Chandler, AZ
01:02:33
?
Jody Dietch
01:02:59
Have another meeting. Thanks
Sarah Rabinovici
01:03:06
My apologies, I have an appointment that I must attend. This was super helpful.
Caryn Silverman
01:03:17
I am so sorry I have to leave now for another meeting. This is so helpful, as always. Thank you!
Judy
01:19:09
confirmation about the importance of media and outdoor activities when possible - great discussion
Margery Zucker
01:19:13
Our synagogue has been offering similar programs and services as others are
Shari Piper
01:19:22
golden akikomen progrsm
Susie Seletz
01:19:42
Offering similar experiences
Alan Radzin
01:19:47
maybe stream services on Facebook.
Melissa Hillman
01:19:56
I learned some good ideas for chavurot groups, which we are currently looking at for more involvement of our members.
Amy Packer
01:20:04
Our congregation has a Small Group initiative that is an alternative to forming havurot.
Judith Avner
01:20:04
outreach to people who join virtual programs from different geographic areas
Jennifer Stofman (She/Her)
01:20:08
we will be sharing the recording AND the slides
Paula S
01:20:31
small groups with 4 month commitment, basis to build community
Art and Fran Todras
01:20:31
Several of our synagogues have used the parking lot for limited communal get togethers as an adjunct to services.
Lloyd Fishman
01:20:34
What interested me was making connections with non-member Chavurot and out of town memberships. Our group talked about using the building for non-congregants.
denisepollis
01:20:53
Shabbat in the Lot - Onegs after services taking home something like cookies and Friday night service with a theme.
Dan Cohn
01:21:15
It’s helpful to give folks options - indoor, outdoor, and virtual experiences. Of course, personal outreach seems to be the most important element.
Judith Avner
01:21:36
reinforcing the imorrtace of personal connections and maintaining those relationships in many different ways
Michele, Chandler, AZ
01:23:20
Keep making phone calls.
Bob Hallock-Chizuk Amuno-Baltimore
01:23:30
Please schedule another session on what people are planning to change permanently after COVID. This would include use of technology, modification of services, doing more events outside the synagogue building, communicating with congregants, etc. Thanks.
Bob Hallock-Chizuk Amuno-Baltimore
01:23:41
Thank you.
*Cantor Jen Cohen/TBS Cherry Hill, NJ
01:23:55
Thank you, Jennifer and everyone from USCJ. It was such an honor to be with you today. Stay well, everyone - shavua tov.
Arlene Bryer
01:23:59
Thank you
Michele, Chandler, AZ
01:24:02
Thank you very much.
Judith Avner
01:24:07
Thank you all. Always a lot to learn through the sharing
Harvey Brenner, Bnai Israel, Millburn, NJ
01:24:19
I agree with Bob. A follow up on "what will we keep after Covid" is really important.
Allison Kapusta (she/her)
01:24:21
evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/040621WebinarEval
Shari Piper
01:24:21
thank you so much for this!
Karyn Liss
01:24:22
Having a large committee that continues with follow through for personal communicaiton.
Rachel Sisk
01:24:55
Idea Generator: How are you addressing the in-person / virtual experience?https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy_WTS4VdS3CsXfaYmgVQvNTIENTEs3QD-la1rY7tp0T1ZCg/viewform?gxids=7628
Ken Klein
01:24:57
Well done, thanks for coordinating.
Diane Rayor
01:25:41
Thank you for this session.
Daryl Rothman (TJC Membership Coordinator)
01:25:46
Thank you so much!
Art and Fran Todras
01:25:49
Thank you.