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Mt Sinai Pulse Survey Report 2011

  1. 1. June 2011 1  
  2. 2. Table of ContentsI.   Introduc,on  by  the  Rabbi  II.   Introduc,on  by  the  Vice  President  III.   Demographics  -­‐  Who  we  are  IV.   Survey  results   a.  Community     b.  Mt  Sinai   c.  Resource  alloca,on  V.   Segmented  results   a.  Male  vs  Female   b.  Single  vs  Married   c.  Member  vs  Non-­‐member   d.  Ac,ve  vs  Non-­‐ac,ve  VI.  Appendix   2  
  3. 3. I.  Introduction by the RabbiWe are tremendously blessed that our Mt Sinai community is constantly growing. We are one of the very fewshuls that welcomes new members on a weekly basis and we as a community benefit immeasurably from thisgrowth, and the vibrancy and energy it provides. Of course part of the growth has meant that we, the Shulleadership, do not have as strong a sense of the community as we would like. In a desire to combat thisinevitable side-effect of our growth, our Vice President , Rebecca Saidlower, together with other Shul leadersdrafted a Pulse survey to canvas our members and collect basic data.When reading these results please bear in mind what they are and what they are not. These results are simplya snapshot of the Mt Sinai community as it was a few months ago. They do not necessarily represent thecommunity as it stands today. Certainly they do attempt to represent where the community will be in the future.The pulse survey was deliberate in not asking probing questions about halachic practice or ideology. The goalwas to collect only the most basic information. However, due to the success of this first pulse survey we plan ondrafting future surveys where such probing questions will be asked. Our goal in so doing will not be to decidequestions of Shul policy solely based on public opinion. To do that would be to abdicate the responsibility ofleadership- which is to be prescriptive and directive; not just descriptive. Rather, we hope that when armed withmore information, we will be able to make better informed decisions and be even more responsive to thecommunitys needs. Hopefully this will help us further unite under the sacred banner of Kiddush ShemShamayim, elevating Hashems name through our Torah, tefilla and acts of kindness. Hoping that you are well, Rabbi Ezra Schwartz 3  
  4. 4. II. Introduction by the VPI  am  excited  to  share  the  Mt  Sinai  Pulse  Survey  report.    Over  400  people  took  the  ,me  to  answer  this  survey  and  tell  us  what  they  think  about  Washington  Heights  and  Mt  Sinai.  We  want  you  to  know  that  we  are  listening.  We  are  constantly  combing  through  the  data  to  learn  more  about  who  we  are  and  what  the  people  in  this  community  want.    There  is  no  one  voice  of  Mt  Sinai,  and  I  am  excited  that  this  survey  has  allowed  us  to  see  a  plurality  of  voices  and  opinions.  I  want  to  thank  Akiva  Stechler  and  the  rest  of  the  commiQee  for  the  ,me  and  effort  that  made  this  project  a  success.  The  Mt  Sinai  community  is  large,  vibrant,  diverse  and  opinionated.  I  believe  that  our  greatest  strengths  are  also  our  greatest  challenge  and  that  our  greatest  weaknesses  also  represent  our  greatest  poten,al.    One  of  the  main  themes  to  the  survey  is  a  love  and  apprecia,on  for  the  shul’s  dynamic  nature  -­‐    how  there  are  tons  of  people,  shiurim,  events,  and  ac,vi,es  going  on  all  the  ,me.  The  community’s  explosive  growth  has  allowed  the  shul  to  be  doing  more  than  ever  before.  Yet  that  growth  brings  with  it  a  lesser  amount  of  warmth,  hominess,  and  a  bit  of  a  loss  of  the  small  shul  feel.    Many  of  us  feel  overwhelmed  by  the  sheer  number  of  people  in  the  social  hall  on  Friday  night.    We  no  longer  know  everyone  in  Keyfoods  name.    I  believe  that  we  as  a  community  need  to  ac,vely  say  that  we  will  not  let  our  growth  impede  our  warmth.    It  might  be  harder  to  be  welcoming  now,  but  if  so,  we  need  to  work  harder,  try  harder  and  do  more  to  ensure  that  we  dont  lose  the  community  feel  that  makes  Mt  Sinai  great.  Another  poten,al  challenge  reflected  in  the  survey  is  the  community’s  transience.    Over  50%  of  respondents  indicated  that  they  intend  to  move   out   of   Washington   Heights   in   the   next   2   years.     Many   view   this   as   a   weakness,   or   a   problem   that   needs   to   be   solved.     I   have   a  different  approach.    I  think  we  should  both  accept  and  embrace  this  transience.    Let  this  community  be  a  stop  along  peoples  life  journeys,  but  let  it  be  a  meaningful  one;    let  this  stop  be  the  ,me  and  place  where  people  develop  a  personal  Jewish  iden,ty  outside  the  context  of  an   educa,onal   ins,tu,on;   let   this   shul   be   an   incubator   of   personal,   professional,   social   and   religious   growth;   and   let   the   bright   young  minds  who  are  part  of  Mt  Sinai  transform  into  though^ul,  commiQed,  philanthropic  adults  who  will  be  the  leaders  of  the  shuls  and  Jewish  communi,es  they  move  to  in  the  future.    The  constant  influx  of  new  faces  can  be  the  ever  refreshing  energy  that  pulses  through  the  shul’s  veins  as  we  develop    new  programs,  new  ini,a,ves,  and  achieve  greater  success.  I  hope  you  enjoy  reading  this  report.  I’d  love  to  hear  comments  and  feedback,  either  on  the  web,  via  email  or  in  person.  Best,  Rebecca  Saidlower  VP@mtsinaishul.com 4  
  5. 5. III. Demographics - Who we are Male/Female   Marital  status   1.9%  0.7%   3.3%   0.2%   Single  (63.6%)   Married   43.1%   Male   Engaged   30.1%   Female  56.9%   Divorced   63.6%   Long-­‐term   rela,onship   Widow  (0.2%)        418  people  completed  the  survey   5  
  6. 6. III. Who we are If  married:  Did  you  meet  your  spouse  in  the   Heights?   Do  you  have  children?   40.5%   Yes   Yes   50.0%   50.0%   No   No   59.5%   6  
  7. 7. III. Who we are Age:   60   50   40  #  of  people   30   20   10   0   20   22   24   26   28   30   32   34   36   41   50   52   60   64   68   85   7  
  8. 8. III. Who we are I  am  currently  (all  that  apply1):   In  school  for  an   1.9%   undergraduate  degree   Other   2.4%   Neither  in  school  nor   5.0%   employed  In  school  for  a  graduate   36.6%   degree   Employed   70.3%   0.0%   20.0%   40.0%   60.0%   80.0%   1  Please  note  that  respondents  could  choose  mul,ple  op,ons,  ie  they  can  be  in  graduate  school  and  employed,  so  the  total  is  more  than  100%   8  
  9. 9. III. Who we are Professions1:   2.2%   3.1%   2.6%   Other  (38.8%)   3.4%   Educa,on  /  Special  Ed  /  Jewish  Ed   4.6%   Law   Psychology   5.3%   38.8%   Social  Work   Judaic  Studies   5.5%   Finance   5.5%   Non-­‐Profit  /  Jewish  Non-­‐Profit   Accoun,ng   7.4%   Computers   8.4%   13.2%   Marke,ng   Occupa,onal  Therapy  (2.2%)  1  Listed  are  the  professions  that  represented  more  than  2%.  All  other  professions  were  grouped  into  “Other”   9  
  10. 10. III. Who we are My  hometown  state  is:   3.8%   3.6%   1.4%   New  York  (36.2%)   4.1%   New  Jersey   4.6%   Other  US  state   Illinois   36.2%   4.8%   Canada   5.3%   California   Maryland   5.5%   Pennsylvania   11.8%   NA   18.9%   MassachuseQs   Other  country  (1.4%)       Community  members  represent  over  115  different  ci,es  and  neighborhoods  from  24   states  across  the  US  and  5  other  countries.   10  
  11. 11. III. Who we are Colleges:   2.2%   1.9%  1.7%   1.7%   YU/Stern  (52.8%)   2.4%   2.4%   Other   3.4%   Brandeis   3.4%   Penn  3.4%   N/A   Barnard   4.6%   Queens  College   52.8%   NYU   Touro  College   20.4%   Columbia   York  University   Brooklyn  College  (1.7%)   11  
  12. 12. III. Who we are I  have  lived  in  the  Heights  for:  30.0%   26.1%  25.0%  20.0%   18.4%   16.3%   14.1%  15.0%   11.0%  10.0%   6.9%   5.3%   5.0%   1.9%   0.0%   12  
  13. 13. III. Who we areI  tentaDvely  plan  to  live  in  the  Heights  for  the  next:   40.0%   34.9%   35.0%   30.0%   25.0%   21.1%   20.0%   15.0%   13.2%   9.6%   10.0%   5.0%   5.0%   2.4%   1.7%   2.2%   0.0%   13  
  14. 14. III. Who we are The  main  factors  determining  why  I  am  staying  or  when  I   might  move  are  (all  that  apply):  70.0%   65.3%   61.2%  60.0%   56.0%   49.3%  50.0%   45.2%  40.0%  30.0%   28.0%   21.1%  20.0%  10.0%   0.0%   14  
  15. 15. IV. Survey results - CommunityAre  you  happy  living  in  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai   Jewish  Center  community?   8.9%   Yes     No   91.1%   15  
  16. 16. IV. Survey results - Community  Do  you  feel  like  you  are   Are  you  proud  to  be  part  of   part  of  the  Washington   the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish   Sinai  Jewish  Center   Center  community?   community?   21.3%   23.9%   Yes   Yes   No   No   78.7%   76.1%   16  
  17. 17. IV. Survey results - CommunityWould  you  recommend  to  a  friend  to  move  to  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   10.8%   Yes     No   89.2%   17  
  18. 18. IV. Survey results - Community What  is  your  most  favorite  part  of  the  community1?    Friends      Programming      Vibrancy  /  Dynamism    Warmth/Welcoming      Community    Social  life    One  shul    Quality/  Diversity  of  people   What  is  your  least  favorite  part  of  the  community1?    Cliques    Parking    Size    Overwhelmingness    Loca,on    Shul  poli,cs    Shul  too  crowded    Hard  to  meet  people    Hashkafa  (Right  and  Leq!)    Leadership  cri,ques  1  Please  note  that  these  are  based  on  the  observa,ons  of  the  Survey  CommiQee  of  recurring  themes  to  the  free-­‐response  ques,ons  and    are  not  listed  in  any  specific  order   18  
  19. 19. IV. Survey results - CommunityPlease  rate  your  overall  saDsfacDon  with  the  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community  30.0%   26.1%   26.6%  25.0%  20.0%  15.0%   12.4%   10.5%  10.0%   8.6%   4.3%   4.8%   4.5%   5.0%   0.7%   1.4%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most      Average  ra,ng:  6.94   19  
  20. 20. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai Do  you  consider  yourself  to    Are  you  a  member  of  Mt   be  an  acDve  parDcipant  in  Mt   Sinai?   Sinai  acDviDes?   21.3%   Yes   48.8%   Yes   No   No   51.2%   78.7%   20  
  21. 21. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai    Are  you  saDsfied  with  the   Are  you  saDsfied  with  the   lay  leadership  of  the  shul?   professional  staff  of  the  shul?   17.0%   18.4%   Yes   Yes   No   No   83.0%   81.6%   21  
  22. 22. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai How  important  to  you  are  the  following  funcDons  of  Mt   Sinai  Jewish  Center?   1.  Not   2.   3.   4.   5.  Very   RaDng   important   important   Average  Religious   1.2%   3.1%   7.9%   25.6%   62.2%   4.44  Educa,onal   4.1%   9.6%   25.1%   34.0%   27.3%   3.71  Social   4.1%   3.8%   16.3%   36.1%   39.7%   4.04  Community   3.6%   14.4%   27.3%   34.0%   20.8%   3.54  Service   22  
  23. 23. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai Please  rate  your  saDsfacDon  with  the  Mt  Sinai  Jewish   Center  in  the  those  areas.   1.  Least   2.   3.   4.   5.  Most   RaDng   saDsfied   saDsfied   Average  Religious   4.1%   7.4%   23.7%   40.7%   24.2%   3.73  Educa,onal   5.0%   8.9%   28.9%   40.2%   17.0%   3.55  Social   6.2%   6.0%   25.1%   40.7%   22.0%   3.66  Community   4.1%   8.6%   31.1%   40.4%   15.8%   3.55  Service   23  
  24. 24. IV. Survey results – Mt SinaiDo  you  feel  that  the  shul  provides  the  right  services  to  you?   17.2%   Yes     No   82.8%   24  
  25. 25. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai What  other  services  or  events  should  the  shul  provide  or   organize1?      Chavrusa  program  /  Open  beit  medrash      Other  minyan  op,ons      Greater  focus  on  childrens  programs      More  official  singles  events  /  shadchanus      Wider  variety  of  educa,onal  programming      More  hospitality  events          More  chessed  programs            Reach  out  more  to  new  people      More  ac,ve  in  wider  community  1  Please  note  that  these  are  based  on  the  observa,ons  of  the  Survey  CommiQee  of  recurring  themes  to  the  free-­‐response  ques,ons  and  are  not  listed  in  any  specific  order   25  
  26. 26. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai How  would  you  make  the  shul  a  beYer  place1?     Physical  infrastructure  changes        More  engagement  from  shul     Set  up  of  sanctuary   leadership     Cleanliness      Addi,onal  minyanim     Noise  reduc,on  in  social  hall    (especially  on  Shabbos)     Less  talking  inside/outside  of  shul      Hashkafic-­‐related  changes   Greater  sense  of  warmth    (Right  and  Leq)     Greater  focus  on  davening            Remove  online  credit  card  fee         Reach  out  more  to  new  members      Shorter  announcements      More  transparency  1  Please  note  that  these  are  based  on  the  observa,ons  of  the  Survey  CommiQee  of  recurring  themes  to  the  free-­‐response  ques,ons  and    are  not  listed  in  any  specific  order   26  
  27. 27. IV. Survey results – Mt Sinai Please  rate  your  saDsfacDon  with  the  Mt  Sinai  Jewish   Center  30.0%   26.6%  25.0%   19.6%   18.4%  20.0%  15.0%   9.8%   10.3%  10.0%   6.7%   3.3%   5.0%   1.4%   1.2%   2.6%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most      Average  ra,ng:  7.18   27  
  28. 28. IV. Survey results – Resource AllocationDo  you  think  the  shul  is  a  worthy  cause  to  which  to   contribute  your  resources?   12.9%   Yes   No   87.1%   28  
  29. 29. IV. Survey results – Resource AllocationDo  you  feel  you  have  an  adequate  understanding  of  the   shuls  exisDng  resources  and  operaDng  needs?   42.8%   Yes   No   57.2%   29  
  30. 30. IV. Survey results – Resource AllocationDo  you  feel  you  can  contribute  more  to  the  shul  and   community?   33.5%   Yes   No   66.5%   30  
  31. 31. IV. Survey results – Resource Allocation Which  resources  are  you  best  suited  to  contribute    (all  that  apply)?    70.0%   60.6%   62.2%  60.0%  50.0%  40.0%   30.8%  30.0%  20.0%  10.0%   6.2%   0.0%   Time     Financial   Skills   Other   31  
  32. 32. IV. Survey results – Resource Allocation What  factors  deter  or  prevent  you  from  giving  more    (all  that  apply)?     55.8%  50.0%   33.6%   27.1%  25.0%   15.6%   0.0%   Already  give   Not  aware  of   No  free  ,me  or   Prefer  dedica,ng   enough   opportuni,es   excess  financial   to  other  causes   resources   32  
  33. 33. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female Marital  status:   Male:   Female:   2.8%   1.3%   0.8%   0.6%   2.8%   3.8%   0.4%   Single  (58.3%)   Single  (67.6%)   Married   Married   Engaged   Engaged  35.6%   26.1%   Divorced   Divorced   58.3%   Long  term   67.6%   rela,onship   Long  term   rela,onship   Widow  (0.0%)   Widow  (0.4%)        180  males  and  238  females  completed  the  survey   33  
  34. 34. V. Segmented results – Male vs FemaleAre  you  happy  living  in  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai   Jewish  Center  community?   Male:   Female:   7.1%   11.1%   Yes   Yes   No   No   88.9%   92.9%   34  
  35. 35. V. Segmented results – Male vs FemaleAre  you  proud  to  be  part  of  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt   Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?:   Male:   Female:   21.4%   21.4%   Yes   Yes   No   No   78.6%   78.6%   35  
  36. 36. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female Please  rate  your  overall  saDsfacDon  with  the  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community   30.0%   23.9%   25.6%      Average:  6.79  MALE   20.0%   11.7%   10.6%   6.7%   5.0%   8.3%   5.6%   10.0%   0.6%   2.2%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   30.0%   27.7%   27.3%      Average:  7.06   20.0%  FEMALE   13.9%   8.8%   9.7%   10.0%   0.8%   0.8%   2.5%   4.6%   3.8%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   36  
  37. 37. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female The  main  factors  determining  why  I  am  staying  or  when  I   might  move  are  (all  that  apply):   80.0%   60.0%   63.9%   48.9%   55.6%   50.0%   33.3%  Male   40.0%   20.0%   0.0%   80.0%   69.3%   65.5%   49.6%   50.0%   41.6%  Female   40.0%   23.9%   21.8%   0.0%   37  
  38. 38. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female Are  you  a  member  of  the  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center?   Male:   Female:  22.8%   22.9%   Yes   Yes   No   No   77.2%   77.3%   38  
  39. 39. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female Do  you  consider  yourself  to  be  an  acDve  parDcipant  in  Mt   Sinai  acDviDes?   Male:   Female:  48.3%   Yes   49.2%   Yes   51.7%   No   50.8%   No   39  
  40. 40. V. Segmented results – Male vs FemaleDo  you  feel  that  the  shul  provides  the  right  services  to  you?   Male:   Female:   20.0%   15.1%   Yes   Yes   No   No   80.0%   84.9%   40  
  41. 41. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female Please  rate  your  saDsfacDon  with  the     Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center   30.0%   23.9%   25.6%      Average:  6.95  MALE   20.0%   11.7%   10.6%   6.7%   5.0%   8.3%   5.6%   10.0%   0.6%   2.2%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   30.0%   27.7%   27.3%      Average:  7.36   20.0%  FEMALE   13.9%   8.8%   9.7%   10.0%   0.8%   0.8%   2.5%   4.6%   3.8%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   41  
  42. 42. V. Segmented results – Male vs FemaleDo  you  feel  you  can  contribute  more  to  the  shul  and   community?   Male:   Female:  28.9%   Yes   37.0%   Yes   No   No   63.0%   71.1%   42  
  43. 43. V. Segmented results – Male vs Female Which  resources  are  you  best  suited  to  contribute    (all  that  apply)?     Male   Female  80.0%   71.7%  70.0%   63.1%  60.0%   57.2%   55.1%  50.0%   40.6%  40.0%  30.0%   23.5%  20.0%   9.4%  10.0%   3.7%   0.0%   Time     Financial   Skills   Other   43  
  44. 44. V. Segmented results – Single vs MarriedAre  you  happy  living  in  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai   Jewish  Center  community?   Single   Married   6.3%   10.5%   Yes   Yes   No   No   89.5%   93.7%       266  single  and  126  married  people  completed  the  survey   44  
  45. 45. V. Segmented results – Single vs MarriedWould  you  recommend  to  a  friend  to  move  to  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   Single   Married   7.9%   12.0%   Yes   Yes   No   No   88.0%   92.1%   45  
  46. 46. V. Segmented results – Single vs Married Please  rate  your  overall  saDsfacDon  with  the  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   30.0%   27.1%   25.6%  Single      Average:  6.90   20.0%   12.8%   12.4%   10.0%   4.1%   5.6%   6.8%   3.4%   0.8%   1.5%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   40.0%   29.4%   30.0%      Average:  7.00   24.6%  Married   20.0%   12.7%   11.1%   4.8%   2.4%   7.9%   5.6%   10.0%   0.8%   0.8%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   46  
  47. 47. V. Segmented results – Single vs Married The  main  factors  determining  why  I  am  staying  or  when  I   might  move  are  (all  that  apply):   80.0%   74.8%   68.0%   58.3%   55.6%   41.0%  Single   40.0%   19.2%   19.2%   0.0%   80.0%   55.6%   46.8%   45.2%   51.6%  Married   44.4%   40.0%   32.5%   24.6%   0.0%   47  
  48. 48. V. Segmented results – Single vs Married Are  you  a  member  of  the  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center?   Single:   Married:   19.0%  25.9%   Yes   Yes   No   No   74.1%   81.0%   48  
  49. 49. V. Segmented results – Single vs MarriedDo  you  feel  that  the  shul  provides  the  right  services  to  you?   Single:   Married:   13.5%   18.8%   Yes   Yes   No   No   81.2%   86.5%   49  
  50. 50. V. Segmented results – Single vs Married Please  rate  your  saDsfacDon  with  the     Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center   30.0%   25.2%  SINGLE      Average:  7.19   19.5%   20.3%   20.0%   9.8%   11.3%   10.0%   5.6%   1.1%   0.8%   3.0%   3.4%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   40.0%   31.0%   30.0%      Average:  7.12  MARRIED   20.6%   20.0%   12.7%   10.3%   10.3%   7.1%   10.0%   1.6%   2.4%   1.6%   2.4%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   50  
  51. 51. V. Segmented results – Single vs Married Do  you  feel  you  can  contribute  more  to  the  shul  and   community?   Single:   Married:  30.1%   38.9%   Yes   Yes   No   No   61.1%   69.0%   51  
  52. 52. V. Segmented results – Single vs Married Which  resources  are  you  best  suited  to  contribute    (all  that  apply)?     Single   Married  70.0%   64.1%   63.9%   60.3%  60.0%   50.5%  50.0%   40.2%  40.0%  30.0%   25.8%  20.0%  10.0%   4.8%  7.2%   0.0%   Time     Financial   Skills   Other   52  
  53. 53. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member Are  you  happy  living  in  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai   Jewish  Center  community   Member:   Non-­‐member:   6.2%   17.9%   Yes   Yes   No   No   93.8%   82.1%       323  members  and  95  non-­‐members  completed  the  survey   53  
  54. 54. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-memberDo  you  feel  like  you  are  part  of  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt   Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   Member:   Non-­‐member:   13.0%   Yes   49.5%   Yes   No   50.5%   No   87.0%   54  
  55. 55. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-memberWould  you  recommend  to  a  friend  to  move  to  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   Member:   Non-­‐member:   7.4%   22.1%   Yes   Yes   No   No   77.9%   92.6%   55  
  56. 56. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member The  main  factors  determining  why  I  am  staying  or  when  I   might  move  are  (all  that  apply):   80.0%   65.3%   62.8%  Member   50.2%   56.3%   45.2%   40.0%   28.5%   21.7%   0.0%  Non-­‐member   80.0%   65.3%   55.8%   46.3%   54.7%   45.3%   40.0%   26.3%   18.9%   0.0%   56  
  57. 57. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member Do  you  consider  yourself  to  be  an  acDve  parDcipant  in  Mt   Sinai  acDviDes?   Member:   Non-­‐member:   20.0%  39.6%   Yes   Yes   No   No   60.4%   80.0%   57  
  58. 58. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member  Do  you  feel  that  the  shul  provides  the  right  services  to  you?   Member:   Non-­‐member:   13.9%   28.4%   Yes   Yes   No   No   71.6%   86.1%   58  
  59. 59. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member Please  rate  your  saDsfacDon  with  the     Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center   40.0%  Member      Average:  7.46   30.7%   30.0%   20.4%   19.5%   20.0%   10.5%   10.0%   6.5%   6.8%   1.2%   0.6%   0.6%   3.1%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most  Non-­‐member   30.0%      Average:  6.24   21.1%   20.0%   20.0%   12.6%   11.6%   9.5%   9.5%   10.0%   4.2%   6.3%   2.1%   3.2%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   59  
  60. 60. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-memberDo  you  think  the  shul  is  a  worthy  cause  to  which  to   contribute  your  resources?   Member:   Non-­‐member:   9.0%   26.3%   Yes   Yes   No   No   73.7%   91.0%   60  
  61. 61. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member Do  you  feel  you  can  contribute  more  to  the  shul  and   community?   Member:   Non-­‐member:  33.7%   32.6%   Yes   Yes   No   No   66.3%   67.4%   61  
  62. 62. V. Segmented results – Member vs Non-member Which  resources  are  you  best  suited  to  contribute    (all  that  apply)?     Member   Non-­‐member  70.0%   62.3%   63.0%   58.8%  60.0%   54.4%  50.0%  40.0%   31.5%  30.0%   27.9%  20.0%  10.0%   5.8%  7.4%   0.0%   Time     Financial   Skills   Other   62  
  63. 63. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-activeAre  you  happy  living  in  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai   Jewish  Center  community?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:   4.7%   13.2%   Yes   Yes   No   No   95.3%   86.8%       214  people  iden,fied  themselves  as  “an  ac,ve  par,cipant  in  Mt  Sinai  ac,vi,es”   while  204  iden,fied  as  non-­‐ac,ve   63  
  64. 64. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-activeDo  you  feel  like  you  are  part  of  the  Washington  Heights  -­‐  Mt   Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:   7.0%   36.3%   Yes   Yes   No   No   63.7%   93.0%   64  
  65. 65. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-activeWould  you  recommend  to  a  friend  to  move  to  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:   4.7%   17.2%   Yes   Yes   No   No   95.3%   82.8%   65  
  66. 66. V. Segmented results – Active vs Non-active Please  rate  your  overall  saDsfacDon  with  the  Washington   Heights  -­‐  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center  community?   40.0%   32.7%   26.6%  AcDve   30.0%      Average:  7.54   20.0%   17.3%   7.5%   6.5%   10.0%   0.0%   0.5%   0.9%   3.3%   4.7%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   30.0%   25.5%  Non-­‐acDve      Average:  6.31   20.1%   20.0%   12.7%   13.7%   10.0%   7.8%   6.4%   7.4%   1.5%   2.5%   2.5%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   66  
  67. 67. V. Segmented results – Active vs Non-active The  main  factors  determining  why  I  am  staying  or  when  I   might  move  are  (all  that  apply):   80.0%   70.6%   64.0%   51.9%   52.8%   42.5%   26.6%   25.2%  AcDve   40.0%   0.0%  Non-­‐acDve   80.0%   59.8%   58.3%   59.3%   46.6%   48.0%   40.0%   29.4%   16.7%   0.0%   67  
  68. 68. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-activeAre  you  a  member  of  the  Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:   8.9%   37.3%   Yes   Yes   No   No   62.7%   91.1%   68  
  69. 69. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-activeDo  you  feel  that  the  shul  provides  the  right  services  to  you?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:   8.4%   26.5%   Yes   Yes   No   No   73.5%   91.6%   69  
  70. 70. V. Segmented results – Active vs Non-active Please  rate  your  saDsfacDon  with  the     Mt  Sinai  Jewish  Center   40.0%   30.8%      Average:  7.79  AcDve   30.0%   23.8%   19.2%   20.0%   9.3%   9.8%   10.0%   0.5%   0.0%   0.9%   2.3%   3.3%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   30.0%   20.1%   22.1%  Non-­‐acDve      Average:  6.55   20.0%   16.7%   11.3%   12.7%   10.0%   2.5%   2.5%   4.4%   4.4%   3.4%   0.0%   1  Least   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Most   70  
  71. 71. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-activeDo  you  think  the  shul  is  a  worthy  cause  to  which  to   contribute  your  resources?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:   6.1%   20.1%   Yes   Yes   No   No   79.9%   93.9%   71  
  72. 72. V. Segmented results - Active vs Non-active Do  you  feel  you  can  contribute  more  to  the  shul  and   community?   AcDve:   Non-­‐acDve:  34.6%   32.4%   Yes   Yes   No   No   65.4%   67.6%   72  
  73. 73. V. Segmented results – Active vs Non-active Which  resources  are  you  best  suited  to  contribute    (all  that  apply)?     Ac,ve   Non-­‐ac,ve  80.0%   67.8%   68.4%  70.0%   55.2%  60.0%   52.6%  50.0%  40.0%   28.7%  33.1%  30.0%  20.0%  10.0%   6.4%  5.8%   0.0%   Time     Financial   Skills   Other   73  
  74. 74. VI. Appendix What  is  your  most  favorite  part  of  the  community?  “I  absolutely  love  Shabbos  in  WaHi  and  rarely  want  to  go  away  because  of  the  social  dynamism  of  being  here.”  “The  friendly  people,  who  are  intellectual  and  serious  about  Judaism.”  “The  ability  for  shul  involvement  and  shul  leadership.”  “Having  friends,  a  community  and  a  place  where  I  feel  apart  of  the  community  and  not  judged  by  my  single  status.”  “The  community  revolves  around  the  shul,  which  allows  it  to  s,ll  feel  like  a  community  despite  its  growing  size.”   74  
  75. 75. VI. Appendix What  is  your  least  favorite  part  of  the  community?  “That  people  arent  always  welcoming  to  new  people  in  the  community,  it  takes  a  long  ,me  to  meet  new  people,  and  the  neighborhood  is  not  conducive  to  mee,ng  other  singles  except  on  Shabbos.”  “Some,mes  it  just  feels  too,  too  big.”  “Some,mes...  the  constant  social  scene  is  too  much.”  “Some,mes  it  feels  too  large  -­‐  it  can  be  overwhelming.  Finding  a  way  to  make  things  more  personal  and  homey  as  a  shul  would  be  nice.”  “Shabbos  crowd  is  not  par,cularly  serious  about  davening.”  “The  community  is  very  transient”  “The  social  hall  can  be  really  overwhelming  aqer  tefillah  on  shabbat.”  “The  divide  between  the  marrieds  and  the  singles.”   75  
  76. 76. VI. Appendix How  did  people  meet  their  spouses  in  the  Heights:“We  met  at  a  Shabbos  meal  and  reconnected  a  couple  of  weeks  later  at  a  Mount  Sinai  event,  following  which  we  started  da,ng.”  “We  met  at  a  shabbos  meal,  and  again  at  Panoply.”  “Lived  in  same  building.”  “At  a  Superbowl  party  with  Mt  Sinai  people,  and  then  at  shul,  meals,  etc.  “We  met  5  1/2  years  ago  on  Rosh  Hashana  in  the  Shuls  social  hall  aqer  davening”  “We  met  at  a  meal  and  were  friends  for  a  few  years  before  gevng  engaged  and  married.”  “I  met  him  at  a  meal.  Then  again  at  another  one.  Then  again  at  another  one  un,l  we  finally  talked  to  each  other  and  he  asked  me  out.”  “I  met  my  spouse  thru  friends  I  made  at  Mt.  Sinai”   76  
  77. 77. Thanks for checking out our report!Let us know your thoughts and join the conversation at: www.mtsinaishul.com/content/pulsereport 77  

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