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J Fed Gno Census 2007 12 03 Presentation

  1. 1. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Jewish Federation  of Greater New Orleans of Greater New Orleans 2007 Community Survey Data Collected July‐August N = 791 Weighted (adjusted) to reflect age/gender distribution  e g ted (adjusted) to e ect age/ge de d st but o of Orleans + Jefferson Parishes Rick Weil LSU Sociology LSU Sociology 1
  2. 2. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Technical Notes 2
  3. 3. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Some Estimates of  Some Estimates of Jewish Community Population Size Total JCC Membership Synagogue Affiliation Estimate number y g g Rate of Jews in GNO 3000 = from Rolls 40% 9,721 Pct Estimated 50% 9,258 Membership in Population 60% 6,481 Survey Size 70% 6,018 13% 23,077 80% 5,555 28% 10,714 3
  4. 4. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Weighting the Sample Weighting the Sample 4
  5. 5. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Analysis of  “Distinctive Jewish Names” Sample Analysis of Response Rates Total Pct of Base Base: Original, as sent 2761 100% Number Disconnected, Purged by Gensys , g y y 805 29% Not Attempted 268 10% Disconnected 417 15% Total Valid Numbers Attempted 1271 46% Base: Valid Numbers Attempted 1271 100% Number of Rs also on JFGNO list (& Purged) ( g ) 320 25% Completes from DJN list 29 2% Total completes & Duplicates on DJN list 349 27% 5
  6. 6. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Review of Findings g Presented at Annual Meeting 6
  7. 7. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Household Demographics Parish of Residence  People in HH  Children 1 Orleans Children 17‐ 2 in House 3 Jefferson 4 5 Children 18+  6 in Own Home Other GNO 8 0 33 66 0 20 40 0 20 40 60 Marital Status 20% of Households  are Interfaith are Interfaith Married 25 Single 20 Divorced, Sep. 15 Widowed 10 Other 5 0 0 20 40 60 Interfaith 7
  8. 8. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Education and Employment •Education Levels are very high.  Almost  half the people have Graduate Degrees. •Almost no one is unemployed. Education Level Employment Status Less than College degree Employed full or part time College degree College degree Graduate degree Retired Medical Doctor Law Homemaker, Student PhD Business School Unemployed Other Graduate Degree 0 10 20 30 40 50 0 20 40 60 80 8
  9. 9. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 What Defines being Jewish How much does being Jewish involve... A Lot Some 100 75 50 25 0 Ethnic Judaism Ethical Judaism Practicing Judaism Leading an Ethical life,  Keeping Kosher,  Knowing Jewish History,  Tikkun Olam,  Attend Synagogue,  Learning Jewish Culture, Donating money,  Jewish Friends,  Remembering Holocaust Believing in God Care about Israel,  Feel part of Jewish People Feel part of Jewish People 9
  10. 10. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Religion and Spirituality g p y • More people say they are spiritual than religious. • But the largest group says they are both. Neither, 11 Religious, 12 Spiritual, 35 Both Spiritual  and  d Religious, 37 10
  11. 11. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Jewish Practices 80 60 40 20 0 Popular Orthodox (Christmas  Intellectual  Social  J‐Dating Tree) Engagement Justice  Passover,  Passover Keep Kosher, Engagement Hanukkah  Read Jewish  Sabbath  Candles,  Books, Talk  Social  Candles Fast on Yom  w Friends,  Justice,  Kippur Jewish  Religion  Websites,  Classes Jewish Music 11
  12. 12. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Memberships • Three quarters are synagogue members • The 2 JCC’s have the largest membership • About a fifth each are members of  • Hadassah and the National Council of  Touro, Sinai, or Gates of Prayer Jewish Women are next Synagogue Member Membership in Jewish Organizations 80 Uptown + Metairie JCCs 60 Hadassah adassa National Council of Jewish Women 40 Anti‐Defamation League 20 Jewish Children’s Regional Service Hillel 0 Israel Bonds Synagogue Member Not a Member B'nai B'rith  Touro Sinai y Gates of Prayer Shir Chadash AIPAC Orthodox/Chabad Northshore Other None 0 10 20 30 12
  13. 13. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Synagogue Life • A large majority of New Orleans Jews are Reform Only a third go to services  • 15% are Conservative, and 5% are Orthodox more than a few times a  • 10% say they are “Just Jewish” year Jewish "Denomination" Go to Synagogue Other, No  Every week  "Just  Answer Never Never  or more or more Jewish" 8% Just High  7% 13% 10% Holidays Orthodox 18% Once or  4% twice a  month Reform 24% 63% A few times  per year 38% Conservative 15% 13
  14. 14. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Children • About half the children went to a Jewish  summer camp and plan to go again • Over a quarter of the children participate in a  Jewish youth group, or go to a Jewish preschool J ih th t J ih h l Children's Participation Jewish camp Last Summer Jewish camp Next Summer Currently in a Jewish youth group l h h Attended a Jewish preschool or child  care program 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Yes Probably 14
  15. 15. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Jewish Community Programs Importance of Programs  in the Jewish Community Very Important Somewhat Important 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 G l General  Y h Youth S ii l Spiritual A i Assistance O h Outreach Programs Religious  Spiritual growth, Emergency  Outreach to  Ed for Children,  Bringing Jewish  assistance,  unaffiliated,  Cultural  Jewish Camp,  'Denominations‘  Counseling,  non‐Jewish  offerings, Youth Programs together,  Family matters,  community,  Community  Gender issues,  Leadership  Interfaith,  gatherings,  Israel Missions Israel Missions development Welcome wagon,  Welcome wagon Adult Ed,  Seniors Tikkun Olam 15
  16. 16. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Volunteering, Philanthropy •Volunteering and Philanthropy are high •But participation in non‐Jewish activities is  slightly higher than in Jewish Volunteerism and Philanthropy Volunteer for Jewish organization D J i hF d i Donate to Jewish Federation Donate to Jewish Organization Volunteer for Non‐Jewish organization Donate to Non‐Jewish Organization 0 30 60 90 16
  17. 17. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Jewish Agencies • Two‐thirds know and like the Jewish Federation, the Uptown JCC, and JFS. • About half know and like other programs Jewish Agencies: Familiarity and Rating Jewish Agencies: Familiarity and Rating Jewish Federation of GNO Uptown JCC Jewish Family Service  Jewish Family Service Metairie JCC Hillel Jewish Endowment Foundation Jewish Children’s Regional Service New Orleans Jewish Day School Hebrew Free Loan Association 0 20 40 60 80 100 Familiarity Excellent or Good 17
  18. 18. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Jewish Media •Most people see and like Jewish media. •Only 37 percent of respondents were aware this  survey was being conducted before being contacted. Frequency of Use Rating 100 100 75 75 50 50 25 25 0 0 jewishnola.com  Jewish News  Deep South  jewishnola.com  Jewish News Online Deep South Jewish  Online Jewish Voice Jewish Voice Voice Most Frequent Never Excellent Good Fair Poor 18
  19. 19. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Visiting Israel Visiting Israel •A majority of adults has visited Israel •Only twenty percent of children have visited Visited Israel (If Visited) How Often in  60 the Last … ? 50 3.0 40 2.5 2.0 30 1.5 20 1.0 10 0.5 0 0.0 Adults Children 5 Years 6‐10 Years 10+ Years 19
  20. 20. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Hurricane Damage and Recovery • Two thirds of people had a least some storm damage, but  88% say they are mostly or fully recovered. • But they feel the Jewish and general communities have not  recovered as well. recovered as well Damage to your Residence  Recovery from Hurricane Katrina from Katrina Fully Mostly  About Half Some‐what Not at All 100 Complete  Major  None or  destruction physical  almost  75 damage none 50 Some  physical  25 damage 0 Your own  Your own Your  Your The Jewish  The Jewish The Greater New  The Greater New household neighborhood community Orleans Area 20
  21. 21. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 New Orleans Issues • People are quite satisfied with the Jewish community. • People are dissatisfied with infrastructure, K‐12  education, and the economy. • People are especially di P l i ll dissatisfied with political leadership. i fi d i h li i l l d hi • People are worried about crime or another hurricane. Satisfied with … Satisfied with … Worried about … Worried about … 100 100 75 75 50 50 25 25 0 0 Jewish  Local Media K‐12  The Economy Infrastructure Political  Another Hurricane Crime Community Education Leaders Not at all Worried Not very Worried In the Middle Very Satisf. Satisf. In the Middle Dissat. Very Dissat. Worried Very Worried 21
  22. 22. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Migration New Orleans Jews are Staying. • A third of people have lived in Greater New Orleans all their lives.   • Three‐fifths are very unlikely leave GNO, and two‐thirds are very unlikely  to move to a different neighborhood. Likelihood of Moving to a Different … City Neighborhood 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Very unlikely S V lik l Somewhat h Haven’t  H ’ Somewhat  V lik l S h Very likely unlikely decided likely 22
  23. 23. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Bottom Line: Previous Findings • Highly educated and productive. • Most do not engage in Orthodox  or traditional practice. • Very involved in the Jewish  Community. – M Most are Reform. R f – People are Joiners. – Most do not attend Synagogue  often. – People Participate in Programs. • More define themselves as  – Kids participate too Kids participate, too. “spiritual” than religious. “ i it l” th li i • As much or more involved in the  • Most have recovered from storm  General Community. damage, but most feel the Jewish  – 20% are in Interfaith households. & General communities have not  • Heavily engaged in Volunteering  recovered as well. recovered as well and Philanthropy. – Very dissatisfied with GNO  conditions & political leadership. • Strong knowledge and approval  of Jewish Agencies. g – Very satisfied with the Jewish  Community – Almost everyone is Staying. 23
  24. 24. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 New Findings Not Yet Shown 24
  25. 25. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Importance of Community Programs p y g (internet sample only) Very Important Somewhat Important 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 General Programs Youth Spiritual Assistance Outreach Cultural offerings, Religious  Spiritual growth, Outreach to  Emergency assistance,  Community  Ed for Children,  Bringing Jewish  unaffiliated,  Counseling,  gatherings,  Jewish Camp,  'Denominations'  non‐Jewish  Family matters,  Adult Ed,  Youth Programs together,  community,  … Leadership  Tikkun Olam Tikkun Olam Gender issues,  Gender issues Interfaith,  development Israel Missions Welcome  wagon, Seniors 25
  26. 26. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Importance of Community Programs (internet sample only) (internet sample only) Very Important Somewhat Important Cultural offerings Community gatherings & festivals Tikkun Olam, incl post hurricane recovery Tikkun Olam incl post‐hurricane recovery Adult/continuing education Religious ed for children & young people Jewish day or summer camp Activities for youth, college students, & young adults Programs that bring Jewish 'denominations' together Spiritual, personal growth Missions to Israel & overseas Women's or men's issues Emergency financial assistance Counseling & support services Counseling & support services Leadership development Discussion groups on practical family matters Outreach to the wider (non‐Jewish) community Welcome wagon Outreach to the unaffiliated Programs for interfaith couples & families Activities & support for seniors 0 20 40 60 80 100 percent 26
  27. 27. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Programs Used in Jewish Community Used Pre‐K Used Post‐K Use in Future 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 General  Youth Spiritual Assistance Outreach Programs Cultural  Religious  Spiritual growth, Emergency  Outreach to  offerings, Ed for Children,  Bringing Jewish  assistance,  unaffiliated,  Community  Jewish Camp,  'Denominations'  Counseling,  non‐Jewish  gatherings,  Youth Programs together,  Family matters,  community,  Adult Ed,  Adult Ed Gender issues,  Gender issues, Leadership  Leadership Interfaith,  , Tikkun Olam Israel Missions … development Welcome  wagon, Seniors 27
  28. 28. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Programs Used in Jewish Community Used Pre‐K Used Post‐K Use in Future Cultural offerings Community gatherings & festivals ikk l i l h i Tikkun Olam, incl post‐hurricane recovery Adult/continuing education Religious ed for children & young people Jewish day or summer camp For youth, college students, & young adults Programs bringing 'denominations'  together Spiritual, personal growth Missions to Israel & overseas Women's or men's issues Emergency financial assistance Counseling & support services g pp Leadership development Discussion groups on practical family matters Outreach to the wider (non‐Jewish) community Welcome wagon Outreach to the unaffiliated Programs for interfaith couples & families Programs for interfaith couples & families Activities & support for seniors 0 10 20 30 40 50 percent 28
  29. 29. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Support for Community Programs by Demographic Groups b h (correlations) Male General Programs Youth Programs Spiritual Programs Older Members Assistance Programs Outreach Programs Household Income Education ‐.20 ‐.10 .00 .10 .20 .30 .40 29
  30. 30. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Support for Community Programs b l by Religious Groups (correlations) Synagogue member General Programs Orthodox Youth Programs Spiritual Programs Spiritual Programs Assistance Programs Outreach Programs Conservative Reform "Just Jewish" ‐.15 ‐.10 ‐.05 .00 .05 .10 .15 .20 .25 30
  31. 31. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Support for Community Programs by Community Types (correlations) Insiders General Programs Married w Kids Youth Programs Spiritual Programs Assistance Programs Singles Outreach Programs Newcomers Unaffiliated Interfaith Families ‐.30 ‐.20 ‐.10 .00 .10 .20 .30 .40 .50 31
  32. 32. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Characteristics of Community Types (Correlations) Married w Young Move Insiders Children Singles Under 30 Newcomers Unaffiliated away Growing Up Jewish .14** .14** .03 .25** .12** -.28** .00 Attended J Day School GU -.03 .14** .08* .24** .36** .00 .12** Popular Observance p .13** .24** -.18** .04 .03 -.42** .05 Orthodox Observance .08* .08* -.02 -.02 .10** -.03 .10** Have Christmas Tree -.12** .12** -.13** -.01 -.05 .11** .04 Intellectual Practice .25** .15** -.07 -.09* -.08* -.26** .02 bold starred (*) =  Social Justice Practice .12** -.04 .05 .11** .20** -.14** -.04 strong relationship JDate Website .05 -.11** .28** .01 .07 .04 .07 blue = positive red = negative Ethnic Judaism .03 -.04 .07 .16** .12** -.06 .01 Ethical Judaism .13 13** .00 00 -.04 04 -.18 18** -.15 15** -.21 21** -.18 18** Practicing Judaism .15** .12** -.02 .02 .00 -.25** .07 Advocacy-Fundraising Group .39** -.18** -.02 -.07 .00 -.18** -.06 Participatory Membership .48** .15** -.16** -.03 -.07 -.30** -.02 Disability Services .01 -.07 .03 -.09* -.07 .04 -.05 Elder Services .01 -.05 .00 -.08 -.05 -.04 .02 Assistance Services .00 -.12** .20** .20** .15** .06 .13** Jewish Volunteer-Donating .28** -.03 -.17** -.24** -.26** -.45** -.14** Non-Jewish Volunteer-Donating .14** .06 -.06 .16** -.05 -.09* -.05 City Satisfaction -.02 .03 .04 .05 .04 .05 .02 Jewish Community Satisfaction .09* -.07 .08* -.04 -.13** -.01 -.15** Storm & Crime Worry .00 -.02 .10* .13** .05 .03 -.10* General Programs .28 .28** .09 .09** -.08* .08 -.12** .12 -.01 01 -.25** .25 -.02 02 Youth Programs .13** .45** -.20** -.07 -.09* -.18** .02 Spiritual Programs .36** -.09* .06 -.01 .03 -.09* -.05 Assistance Programs .14** .00 .01 -.07 .06 -.10** .05 Outreach Programs .09* -.01 .02 .05 .18** -.04 -.01 Will move away from New Orleans -.05 .05 .04 .13** .14** .09* - 32
  33. 33. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Characteristics of Community Types (Correlations) Synagogue Just Interfaith member Orthodox Conservative Reform Jewish Families Growing Up Jewish .26** .01 .14** .08* -.09* .01 Attended J Day School GU -.13** .04 .07 -.19** .10** -.03 Popular Observance .35** .04 .10** .10** -.30** -.01 Orthodox Observance .05 .33** .16** -.32** .03 -.07 Have Christmas Tree -.10** -.04 -.03 .01 .05 .50** Intellectual Practice .25** .20** .09* -.05 -.15** -.07 Social Justice Practice .07 -.01 .00 .01 -.07 -.07 bold starred (*) =  JDate Website -.15** .05 .00 -.05 .00 -.09* strong relationship blue = positive Ethnic Judaism -.03 .08* .05 .01 -.13** -.04 red = negative Ethical Judaism .24** .05 -.02 .15** -.21** -.10** Practicing Judaism .28 28** .23 23** .14 14** -.11 - 11** -.15 - 15** -.19 - 19** Advocacy-Fundraising Group .19** .11** .00 .03 -.06 -.13** Participatory Membership .18** -.05 -.01 .17** -.09* -.05 Disability Services -.02 .04 -.03 -.08 .11** -.04 Elder Services -.01 -.03 .06 .00 -.05 -.03 Assistance Services -.13** .00 .01 -.07 .01 -.08* Jewish Volunteer-Donating .44** .06 -.01 .12** -.18** -.19** Non-Jewish Volunteer-Donating .03 -.17** -.05 .15** -.08* .00 City Satisfaction -.08* .06 -.03 .00 .03 .01 Jewish Community Satisfaction .07 -.10** -.12** .15** -.08 -.04 Storm & Crime Worry -.01 .08* .02 -.08* -.05 -.15** General Programs .19** -.03 -.01 .09* -.09* -.07 Youth Programs g .19** -.02 .04 .08* -.11** .07 Spiritual Programs .12** .16** .02 -.09** .00 -.22** Assistance Programs .08* .06 .04 .04 -.06 .03 Outreach Programs .00 .00 -.10** .03 -.01 .07 Will move away from New Orleans .02 .04 -.03 .04 -.18** .04 33
  34. 34. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Bottom Line: New Findings Programs Usage Community Types • General Programs are seen as Most Important and  • Insiders and Synagogue Members are Most  are Most Used.  They include: Engaged.  The Unaffiliated are Least Engaged. – Cultural offerings • Married People with Young Children, Singles,  – Community gatherings & festivals Under 30, and Newcomers are also Engaged but  less so. – Tikkun Olam, incl post‐hurricane recovery – They are more likely to need Assistance and less likely  – Adult/continuing education to Donate. • Youth Programs are also Very Important, esp for  Youth Programs are also Very Important esp for – They use Community Programs less, except that  y y g , p their constituency.  They include: families with kids use Youth Programs. – Religious education for children & young people • The Orthodox & Conservatives have more  Orthodox orientations. – Jewish day or summer camp • The Reform are less Orthodox, but are still Engaged,  – Programs for youth, college students, & young adults and Participate very strongly, including in the  • Changes since the Storm & into the Future since the Storm & into the Future g general community.y – General Programs fell off after Storm, but will  • The “Just Jewish” and Interfaith Families are least  probably Recover. engaged and least Jewishly oriented. – Assistance Programs Increased after Storm, but will  – Interfaith Families are most likely to have a Christmas  probably Decline. tree. – Youth Programs Declined after the Storm.  It is unclear  – “Just Jewish” people are not likely to move away. how strongly they may Recover. how strongly they may Recover • The people most likely to Move Away from N.O. are  Single, Under 30,  and  Unaffiliated.  They are not  necessarily “less Jewish,” but are more dissatisfied. 34
  35. 35. Jewish Federation of GNO ‐ 12/3/2007 Board Meeting 12/3/2007 Jewish Federation  of Greater New Orleans 2007 Community Survey Rick Weil LSU Sociology fweil@lsu.edu 35

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