The St. Paul Jewish Federation is conducting a survey to better understand how community members view and value the work of Federation. In addition, we are seeking community members' input about their needs and preferences regarding Jewish education for both children and adults. As a follow-up to the Twin Cities Jewish Population Study, this information will help us understand your views about Federation and our priorities. We invite you to participate. Your opinion is important to us. The information you provide is completely confidential. It should take you less than 16 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance!

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* 1. How much do you agree or disagree with each statement?

  Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree No Opinion
 I am a committed supporter of the St. Paul Jewish Federation
I have an emotional connection to the St. Paul Jewish Federation
Federation makes me feel like a valued member of the community

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* 2. How well does the Federation do at each of the following?

  Bad Job Outstanding Job No Opinion
Mobilizing to meet the needs of the St. Paul Jewish community
Creating a lasting Jewish community in St. Paul
Creating a vibrant Jewish community in St. Paul
Creating a community in which all Jews feel seen, understood, and supported
Maintaining a connection to other Jewish communities in Israel and around the world

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* 3. How well does the Federation do at each of the following?

  Bad Job Outstanding Job No Opinion
Strengthening the Jewish community by raising funds for partner agencies to run programs that meet critical needs
Helping Jewish people in need (e.g. food, counselling, financial assistance, elderly care)
Crisis response (e.g. helping survivors of natural and manmade disasters, financial assistance)
Energizing Jewish life and culture (e.g. Jewish & Israeli cultural programs, day school and overnight camp scholarships).
Stewarding community dollars (e.g. give wisely, use a volunteer-driven process of learning and advising to achieve the greatest impact)
Fostering innovation and nurturing partnerships to help projects move forward in a bigger way
Creating measures to make our Jewish community safer (e.g. improve buildings’ security, emergency response training)
Nurturing connections with Israel through collaborative programs with our partnership region in Israel and creating programs and events with Israeli experts and Israeli emissaries
Helping our Jewish community identify challenges and set community goals

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* 4. Thinking about the Federation’s general communication, how well does the Federation do at the following?

  Bad Job Outstanding Job No Opinion
Providing opportunities to make my views known (e.g. solicit my opinion on where to focus our effort, easy to make suggestions)
Using the email newsletter (Federation 5) to promote the work of the Federation
Keeping me informed about the impact of my gift
Sharing information about community news and events
Using social media to promote the work of the Federation

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* 5. Thinking about the Federation’s engagement practices, how well does the Federation do at the following?

  Bad Job Outstanding Job No Opinion
Sharing opportunities to engage in community issues that matter
Offering opportunities to connect with others in the Jewish community
Offering volunteer leadership opportunities
Thinking about Jewish education post-COVID

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* 6. How important is Jewish learning for:

  Not Important Very Important No Opinion
Pre-school child/children
School-age child/children in the form of supplemental programming post- Bar and Bat Mitzvah
You as a family
You
School-age child/children in the form of a day school
School-age child/children in the form of supplemental programming pre- Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The community

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* 7. Thinking about Jewish education in our community:

  Not Sufficient Very Good No Opinion
Do you think there are welcoming learning opportunities for people with no or little background knowledge of Judaism?
Do you think there are sufficient learning opportunities for people with in-depth knowledge of Judaism?

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* 8. What would be the ideal setting(s) for YOU to engage in Jewish education?

  Less Likely More Likely No Opinion
Virtually in a large group/lecture format from a local or remote Jewish institution
Virtually through a congregation
Virtually in a small group/discussion format
Individually (1:1 or self-taught)
In person in a small group/discussion format in a secular setting (eg coffee shop, someone’s home, library, park, university class, etc)
Virtually through a non-congregational Jewish institution (eg JCC, Talmud Torah, Lubavitch Cheder or similar institution in the Twin Cities)
In person through a non-congregational Jewish institution (eg JCC, Talmud Torah, Lubavitch Cheder or similar institution in the Twin Cities)
As part of a family education program
In person through a congregation

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* 9. What would be the ideal setting(s) for CHILDREN to engage in Jewish education?

  Less Likely More Likely No Opinion
Virtually only from a non-local Jewish institution
In person in conjunction with afterschool care
As part of a family education program
In person, virtually or a hybrid model through a congregation
Private 1:1 study
PJ Library or PJ Our Way
In person, virtually or a hybrid model from a non-congregational Jewish institution (JCC, Talmud Torah, Lubavitch Cheder or similar institution in the Twin Cities)

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* 10. What barriers interfere with YOUR ability to engage in Jewish education?

  Significant barrier Not a barrier No Opinion
Location