2020 Community Study Underway to Map Jewish Community’s Future

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It’s official. This April, The Associated launched the 2020 Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study, the first look in a decade at the characteristics, attitudes and behaviors of the Baltimore Jewish community.

The results, which are expected to be available in January 2020, will help The Associated and its agencies, as well as synagogues, camps, day schools and other local Jewish organizations, identify trends and emerging needs that will inform our current planning and policy decisions.

Feedback is being collected by The Associated’s research partner, the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, from a large randomly selected sample of Jewish community members, via online surveys and telephone interviews.

Based on the results that emerge, The Associated will identify several core areas to further explore through in-depth analysis. Topics may range from connecting young adults Jewishly to poverty issues to helping individuals with disabilities. Over the next 10 years – from 2020 to 2030 – The Associated plans to conduct smaller studies that will help the organization better direct resources and create solutions to ensure our community thrives.

The Study is being co-chaired by Marty Himeles and Mark Neumann and conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University.

The previous Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study was conducted in 2010 and played a significant role in shaping the future of Jewish Baltimore.

The 2010 Study Saw Real Change: A Successful 10 Years

The past decade, the following programs were implemented in response to the 2010 Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study.

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