Strategic Planning Update

 

Ohev Shalom is part of this year's Sulam for Strategic Planners cohort,
coordinated by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Working closely with a USCJ Transformation Specialist,
our Strategic Planning Steering Committee, co-chaired by Steven Hornik and Jo Staffin,
is guiding us through this important process.
As Ohev Shalom approaches its 100th anniversary,
we are looking ahead to our second century.

 

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
 
  • 12:30p Kadima Opening Event - The Many Colors of Kadima
  • 12:30p Olim Opening Event for 4th and 5th
  • 2:00p Senior Event
 
  • 6:00p DDD 2017-2018
  • 7:00p Sisterhood August Book Club
 
  • 9:30a Mispacha Sheli Toddler & Preschool Program
 
  • 12:00a High Holiday Ticket Sales
  • 7:29p Candle Lighting
  • 7:30p Shabbat Service
Ki Teitzei
  • 9:00a Weekly Torah Study
  • 9:30a Ethan Cohen Bar Mitzvah
  • 8:10p Havdalah
 
  • 9:30a Mispacha Sheli Toddler & Preschool Program
 
  • 6:30p COSUSY Studio
 
  • 7:21p Candle Lighting
  • 7:30p Shabbat Service
Ki Tavo
  • 9:00a Weekly Torah Study
  • 8:02p Havdalah
 
  • 9:30a Mispacha Sheli Toddler & Preschool Program
 
  • 5:00p Kibbutz Ohev Family Edition
 
  • 6:00p Sisterhood
 
  • 6:00p Post Hurricane Irma Dairy Shabbat Dinner
  • 7:13p Candle Lighting
  • 7:30p Shabbat Service
Nitzavim-Vayeilech
  • 9:00a Weekly Torah Study
  • 7:53p Havdalah
  • 9:00p Community Wide Selichot Service
 
  • 11:00a Oys and Joys of Jewish Parenting
  • 1:00p Olim Skating Event
 
  • 9:30a Mispacha Sheli Toddler & Preschool Program
Erev Rosh Hashana
  • 7:07p Candle Lighting
  • 8:00p Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Rosh Hashana
Tashlich
  • 9:00a Rosh Hashanah Service
  • 10:30a Alternate Rosh Hashanah Service
  • 8:05p Candle Lighting
Rosh Hashana
  • 9:00a OPEN TO COMMUNITY-Rosh Hashanah Service
  • 9:30a OPEN TO COMMUNITY-Preschool Family Service
  • 10:30a OPEN TO COMMUNITY-Family Service
  • 7:04p Candle Lighting
  • 7:30p Shabbat Service
Ha'Azinu
  • 9:00a Weekly Torah Study
  • 7:45p Havdalah
Fast of Gedalia
  • 10:30a Cemetery Visitation
  • 11:00a JCRC Parent Advocacy Program
  • 12:30p Kadima Whirlyball & Laser Tag
  • 12:30p MACHANEH OHEV lite
 
  • 6:00p DDD 2017-2018
  • 7:00p Sisterhood Book Club
 
  • 9:30a Mispacha Sheli Toddler & Preschool Program
Erev Yom Kippur
  • 6:30p Yom Kippur Minchah
  • 6:45p Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre
  • 6:56p Candle Lighting
  • 7:30p Shabbat Service
Yom Kippur
Yizkor
  • 9:00a Weekly Torah Study
  • 9:00a Yom Kippur Service
  • 10:30a Alternate Yom Kippur Service at Roth JCC
  • 5:30p Yom Kippur-Minchah Service
  • 6:45p Yom Kippur - Ne'ilah Service
  • 7:36p Havdalah

 

What's Happening Now...

It’s time to take the next step in our synagogue’s long-range strategic planning process.

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the Board of Trustees have reviewed and analyzed the results of the survey that so many of you responded to; gathered data from interviews with synagogue staff, board members, committee chairs, and others in leadership positions in our congregation; and identified the issues of greatest importance to the future of Congregation Ohev Shalom.

In order to address these issues, the following six task forces have been established:

1. Strategies for Adult engagement – defining what we mean by adult programming, and addressing perceived programming gaps related to various demographic groups in our congregation

2. Strategies for Youth education and engagement – similar to adult programming, but with a focus on youth

3. Synagogue operations and staffing – the makeup of our clergy and professional staff, and issues related to the operation of our synagogue

4. Financial stability -- ways we can ensure the financial stability of COS including looking at endowments, building reserves, education scholarships, new dues structures, etc.

5. Marketing, Communication & Branding – general communication issues, who and what are we, and how do we communicate and engage with our members and to the outside community

6. Ritual – addressing various points that emerged from the congregation-wide survey and Steering Committee workshops regarding religious services offered at COS

Each task force will comprise 10 to 12 congregation members, and will meet at least once a month, as often as its members deem necessary over the course of the next few months, in order to arrive at recommendations to be presented to the Steering Committee. The Committee will review and consider the task force recommendations, and ultimately present a final list of recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

The synagogue operations task force is already fully staffed, but there are openings in the other five task forces. If you have an interest in participating in one of them, please contact Steven Hornik (shornik@yahoo.com) or Jo Staffin (jestaffin@gmail.com), or fill out the form below before January 13, 2017.

Sincerely,

Steven Hornik, co-chair

Jo Staffin, co-chair

 

 

Strategic Planning Steps

Here are the main milestones in the strategic planning process. Completed milestones are indicated by a check.

Form Strategic Planning Steering Committee  

Strategic Planning "Launch" Workshop with Transformation Specialist 

Form Planning Teams (Mission/Vision, Communications, Data, etc.) 

Draft Ohev Shalom Mission Statement 1.0 

Congregational Survey 

Review/Analyze Survey Results 

Draft Mission Statement 2.0 

Data Gathering Interviews with Staff, Board, Committee Chairs, etc. 

Mission/Vision Workshop with Transformation Specialist 

Draft Vision Statement 1.0 

Create Tasks Forces / Task Force Co-Chairs 

Recruit Members for Task Forces 

Draft Vision Statement 2.0 

All Task-Force Meeting with Transformation Specialist 

Task Forces Meet / Parlor Meetings / Data-Gathering 

Task Force Reports to Steering Committee

Mission and Vision Statements 3.0, etc., as needed

Steering Committee Drafts Report / Recommendations

Strategic Planning Report / Recommendations Presented to Board of Trustees
Mon, September 25 2017 5 Tishrei 5778