Survey Results

February 25, 2019

Friends,

At the last JDC conference, in the summer of 2017, an ad hoc committee was formed to plan JDC’s future success.

To date, we conducted two surveys that provided us with valuable information. The survey summaries can be viewed online:

Survey Summary Part 1

Survey Summary Part 2

JDC is using this information to guide us as we develop a strategic plan for JDC’s future.

In the past, JDC hosted biennial conferences that were co-hosted with a sponsoring local organization that handled logistics at the conference site. Due to declining attendance, JDC does not consider a conference to be the best or only way to reach the largest number of people. In addition, there is no local Deaf Jewish organization willing to take on a big project like a biennial conference at this time.

The feedback we received from the surveys told us that the members are interested in connecting online and participating in Jewish Deaf life. Education, membership, discussion groups, live streaming, voting, etc., are all deliverables that can be provided online.

JDC is therefore focusing our attention on providing these resources. We are updating and upgrading the JDC website. We will be releasing pilot deliverables later this year to obtain feedback from you so we can continue to improve on what we create as we steer JDC in this new direction. We will announce to the membership when they are available. In the meantime, please do keep in touch with us via the current JDC website or on FB or direct email to JewishDeafCongress1956@gmail.com. Also let us know if you are interested in helping JDC with information or fundraising at this time.

Thank you for staying with us!

The JDC ad hoc Committee on JDC’s Success

Roz Rosen and Lance Fischer, Co-chairs

Iris Mars, Outreach.

Survey May 2018

May, 2018

Shalom, Everyone! 

It’s here! Several weeks ago, we promised to send out a survey. It’s ready for you, and you can find it at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWKBGDW

Why are we doing this survey? We have been working hard the past several months, and realized that we need more information from the community in order to move forward with JDC.

Please – please! — take the time to respond, and feel free to share the survey with friends, family, and other members of your group that we might not have reached. We will be collecting responses through May 20, 2018.

We’re looking forward to your input!

Thank you,

The JDC Ad Hoc Transition Committee and 

Lance Fischer and Roz Rosen, co-chairs 

More information on the JDC Ad Hoc Transition Committee and its workings is posted on our Facebook page. Please visit (and like) the Jewish Deaf Congress page at www.facebook.com/JewishDeafCongress.

Ad-Hoc Transition Bulletin

April 17, 2018

Shalom, Everyone! 

During the Jewish Deaf Congress Conference (JDC) last summer, a JDC ad hoc Transition Committee was established to review the JDC mission, structure, and operations. 

The members of the JDC committee are: Marla Berkowitz, Steve Brenner, Jeffrey Buxbaum, Jeff Cohen, Jeffrey Dunefsky, Lance Fischer, Vicki Lowen, Iris Mars, Tracey Rattner, Elliott Richman, Roz Rosen, Ellen Roth, Lloyd Shikin, and Scott Vinegar.  Lance Fischer and Roz Rosen are co-chairs.

Each ad hoc committee member is involved on various subcommittees, focusing on vital areas such as membership, mission and goals, public relations, finances, and strategic planning. We have met virtually and shared our input on these issues. However, we realize that we need more information from the community before we finalize anything.

JDC exists for you, the individual members and local Jewish Deaf organizations in North America. We need to know what you need from JDC and what you think JDC can do for you, and for the Jewish Deaf community. We have our own ideas, but we are a small group, and don’t want to be limited by this.

We will be sending a survey this Spring to local Jewish Deaf organizations and to individuals, seeking your input on your background and needs. When you receive the survey, please – please! — take the time to respond, and feel free to share the survey with friends, family, and other members of your group that we might not have reached. Tell us about the positive things JDC has done and can do. Tell us what you think JDC could be doing and how it can be changed for the better. Tell us about your vision for what JDC can become, how it can be part of your lives.

You are important to us and to the future of JDC.

Thank you,

The JDC Ad Hoc Transition Committee and 

Lance Fischer and Roz Rosen, co-chairs 

More information on the JDC Ad Hoc Transition Committee and its workings is posted on our Facebook page. Please visit (and like) the Jewish Deaf Congress page at www.facebook.com/JewishDeafCongress.