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The Edmonton Talmud Torah Society is Planning for the Future!

The Edmonton Talmud Torah Society has embarked on a new strategic planning process. As part of the process, we are gathering parent, staff and community input to explore attitudes and help inform our strategic direction. The survey will take just a few moments of your time.
 
To COMPLETE THE SURVEY, please click on the "OK" button at the bottom of the page.
 
About the Edmonton Talmud Torah Society
 
Talmud Torah Society has acted as a steward of Jewish learning in Edmonton since its creation in 1912.
 
Since 1975, the Society has partnered with Edmonton Public Schools to deliver Judaic and secular programming at Talmud Torah School, currently for Kindergarten through Grade 6. In addition to the day school, the Society offers an Early Learning Centre (ages 1-5) and Out of School Care program, along with ownership of the Talmud Torah School building.
 
The Talmud Torah Society Board is responsible for the fiscal well-being, philosophy, policy and objectives of the Society. The Board strives to maintain the Society's essential character and integrity, and to ensure it remains viable to serve the students of today and tomorrow. 
 
Confidentiality
 
All responses will remain anonymous. Data collected in this survey will be used by the Edmonton Talmud Torah Society and the final report may be shared with the Talmud Torah School Council. We appreciate your participation and investment in the future of Jewish education in Edmonton.

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1. What is your relationship to Edmonton Talmud Torah? Select all that apply.

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2. The Society's vision will set the direction and goals for the next 3-5 years.

Edmonton Talmud Torah Society's draft vision is:
  • To deliver pluralistic Judaic and high-quality secular education that inspires students to achieve their personal best.
  • To create a rich environment where our students develop Jewish identity and a feeling of commitment and lifelong belonging to the larger Jewish Community - Klal Yisrael.
  • To enrich Edmonton Jewish life by being an essential and foundational place of learning, community and connection for generations to come.
Do you support the Talmud Torah Society's vision?

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3. Edmonton Talmud Torah Society's values shape how we operate and are the guiding spirit by which the Society will test its decision-making.  The Society's values should reflect the values of the community it serves.

Edmonton Talmud Torah Society's draft values are:

Jewish Identity
Zehut Yehudit -  זהות יהודית
  • The Talmud Torah Society strives to ensure that there is a place where our students can learn about and be immersed in their heritage, traditions, language and culture. We aspire for our students to find meaning and belonging in Jewish life and are guided by the desire to preserve this legacy for our community.
Stewardship, Trust and Transparency
Arevut hadadit - ערבות הדדית
  • The Talmud Torah Society Board is entrusted with the careful and responsible management of the Society. We commit to ensure sound financial practices and decision-making that allows the organization to be passed down from generation to generation ("mi dor l'dor -מדור לדור"). The Board strives to lead in a way that builds trust through transparency and open communication with our stakeholders.
Inclusivity
Haklalah - הכללה
  • We strive to create a "kehillah kedosha -קהילה  קדושה" (sacred community), a community that genuinely cares about the people who form it, and makes room for everyone to feel welcome and participate. We are a pluralistic, non-denominational Jewish institution that welcomes, respects and values all families regardless of Jewish affiliation, financial situation, ability, gender or family circumstances.
Educational Excellence and Lifelong Learning
Lemidah kederech chayim - למידה כדרך חיים
  • We believe in the importance of learning as a fundamental way of life, and value educating each student according to their needs and abilities. We inspire and support students to achieve their own personal excellence in all aspects of their lives.
Community
Kehila - קהילה
  • The Talmud Torah Society values the relationships that make life meaningful. We are committed to our role in creating connections within and between the Talmud Torah community, the Edmonton Jewish community, "Klal Yisrael - כלל ישראל " (the Jewish People), and the community at large.
Safe Space
Bitachon lekulam - בטחון לכולם
  • As owner of the Talmud Torah School building and in the Talmud Torah Society's stewardship role, Talmud Torah Society values the safe physical, emotional and spiritual space that we provide for our students.

Please choose the values that most resonate with you:

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4. To what extent is Talmud Torah as a Jewish day school essential to the strength and vitality of Edmonton's Jewish Community? Please select and explain.

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5. Please rank which attributes are important to you when choosing an elementary school, from most important (1) to least important (16).

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6. Are there any other attributes that are important to you when choosing an elementary school?

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7. Please rank which attributes are important to you when choosing an Early Learning Centre or Daycare, from most important (1) to least important (13).

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8. Are there any other attributes that are important to you when
choosing an Early Learning Centre?

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9. Did you send your child(ren) to Talmud Torah? (Select all that apply)

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10. If you chose not to send your child(ren) to Talmud Torah, or withdrew your child(ren) from Talmud Torah before completion of the program, which factors influenced that choice? Select all that apply.

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11. Knowing that Talmud Torah Society's mission is to "foster an inclusive place of learning and community rooted in Jewish history, traditions and values", is there anything else you would like to see offered that isn't currently available?

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12. How can the Talmud Torah Society improve its community outreach? Please select from the following options.

I would like to attend/hear more about:

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13. How can the Talmud Torah Society improve its communication in the future? (For example: larger community publication presence, more individualized communication etc.) Please explain below.

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14. Is there anything else you would like to share with the Edmonton Talmud Torah Society?

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