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The Temple Isaiah SOF@TI initiative has started, and we need your input.

Please take 20 minutes to complete this survey.  The results are a critical piece in shaping the future of Temple Isaiah. This is an opportunity to provide your input into the Rabbinic search, as well as give important feedback on concepts for the Future Vision of Temple Isaiah.

Click the links below to jump sections:

- What is Shaping Our Future (SOF@TI)
- What have we Learned
- Start Brainstorming now

What is Shaping Our Future (SOF@TI)?
The Isaiah Shaping Our Future (SOF@TI) project is focused on creating our congregational vision and ultimately a strategic plan. 

Temple Isaiah has had a proud and robust history for over sixty years, and SOF@TI is our opportunity to ensure this continues for decades to come. Even before the pandemic disrupted so much, many changes in the environment in which Temple Isaiah operates were already occurring. From shifting patterns of where Jewish households settle to changing perspectives on religion, it has become abundantly clear that what it means to be a temple and a Jewish community is shifting for populations we serve. 

The key to the Shaping Our Future at Temple Isaiah project and creating a vision for our temple is to take a step back and reflect on the questions:

What do I want from my congregation and synagogue?

As Temple Isaiah's community, what are our collective priorities and needs?

Which of those needs are currently well met and addressed and which, if any, are not?

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Discovery
The results of the initial phase of the SOF@TI project called Discovery were shared at special congregational Zoom meetings in May and early June 2021. In case you missed those meetings, you can view the presentation by clicking the image to the right, or a one-hour video of the session below.

 

The outcomes of Discovery will inform both the future vision for our community and our rabbinic search. Sixty-five of you shared why and how you want to connect with Jewish identity, live Jewish values, be part of a thriving community, and be cared for and inspired by others. Listen to some Themes that we shared, in this short video.

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You are invited to Share...
 

Brainstorming
The period of Discovery was a great start to identifying Themes and understanding the needs our congregational Vision must serve. Now, we need your ideas for how Temple Isaiah could address the needs we discovered! We want to hear everything: your ideas for new programs, ways to worship, education, facilities, how we organize, volunteering... Everything.

Let us know what you think and feel about these Themes and what you see in Temple Isaiah's future. Click here to participate in Brainstorming until June 25, and make sure your voice is heard.
 

Other Questions, Thoughts, Ideas
The  Shaping Our Future team welcomes all inputs so please reach out to us with questions, thoughts, ideas, your input and voice at futurevision@templeisaiah.net, or by voicemail on 800-419-5250.

We don’t yet know where the Future Vision will take us, but we do know that Isaiah is a diverse, vibrant, wonderful community with passionate members who care deeply about its legacy. Together, we will build a bright and meaningful future!

Karyn Cohen, Project Co-Lead
Dan Ostrower, Project Co-Lead, First VP

Tue, July 27 2021 18 Av 5781