The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona (JFSA) sought community input as it moves forward on a community strategic planning process. An online survey ended on October 5, 2012. The survey and subsequent Steering Committee and Task Force Committee members are exploring a vision for the Jewish community of the future, identifying motivators and barriers to engagement, and brainstorming ideas and strategies to accomplish the vision. Here we present the preliminary findings from the survey which focused on engagement across three groups: Teens and College-Age Students; Young Adults and Families; and Baby Boomers and Older Adults.
As you read the results keep in mind that this is an informational study designed to inform the work of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Task Forces. It is not a demographic study and does not represent a random or statistically valid sample. The respondents are self-selected and age groups are not equally represented.
The majority of respondents were between 50-69 years old, but all age groups were represented. Geographically, almost 45% of those who responded live in the North/Northeast parts of Tucson, and more than 40% have been in Tucson over 20 years. Many respondents (39%) would like to be more involved than they are currently while 28% would like to be more involved in the planning process.
The survey also included open-ended questions about the future of our Jewish community which when added to other data provided key themes from the survey.
For more information on the survey results or the planning process contact Brenda Landau, Vice President for Community Planning and Women’s Philanthropy, at 577-9393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.