Are you Jewish and living outside of Vancouver? The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver wants to hear from you. Its Regional Communities Task Force has begun their work with a new survey to determine how best to engage Jews living beyond the borders of Vancouver, and they are asking you to respond.
From Whistler to Chilliwack, Federation wants to hear about the innovative and welcoming Jewish programs and services you – your friends and/or family – need close to your home.
The community is changing, with 46% of the Jewish community living beyond the borders of Vancouver, including many young families. They lack access to many Jewish community programs, services and institutions.
The fastest growing Jewish communities are Surrey/White Rock up 60%, Tri-Cities up 45%, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows/Langley up 23%.
Almost 25% of Jewish children live outside of Vancouver, and very few attend Jewish schools or camps.
A growing number of young families are intermarried and have limited or no connection to Jewish life.
Our strength as an entire community depends on our ability to embrace our diversity and to be flexible and innovative as we engage Jews in new and increasingly relevant ways. Take a moment to respond and to reach out to your friends, family and acquaintances for them to also take the survey at jewishvancouver.com/survey.