What You had to Say: Results of the Congregational Survey

Posted on March 15, 2021

We are pleased to have received more than 175 responses to the congregational survey taken in November and December 2020, which confirmed the connection many of us have to TBE.

The survey results presented below confirm much of what was expected: many of us feel connected to TBE even in these COVID-19 remote times; many of us miss being in our building for worship; many of us were not comfortable in November/December returning to in-person worship; and many of us are eager to find COVID-19 smart ways to connect in person with events such as our Challah Chibbukim or the Chanukiah lighting in the TBE parking lot.

As health and science data evolves, and more people are vaccinated, we are beginning to consider what it might look like when TBE can gather in person for worship, learning and other community-building activities. Your participation in the survey will help us with these plans.

Thank you for sharing with us your thoughts, and stay tuned for more details. A special thank you to Jessica Levenberg Keim for her leadership in preparing the survey and analyzing the results. We also are grateful to TBE’s Helping Hands volunteers for their support of the survey during their pre-Chanukah calls, which resulted in many of you completing the survey.

Editor’s note: Many thanks to Jessica Keim for her work on constructing
the survey, analyzing the data and preparing these graphics. Thanks also
to Marci Taylor and Andrea Bradley for their leadership.

Originally published in the March-April 2021 issue of the Shofar. For more issues of the Shofar, visit the Shofar archives.