What is the momentum behind the resurgence of small spiritual communities over the last 40 some years? There has yet to be a proper study of this phenomenal process until now.
S3K Synagogue Studies Institute, in collaboration with Mechon Hadar, has launched a survey designed by the prominent sociologist Steven M. Cohen in partnership with Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Shawn Landres. They are studying the participants, members, partners, and â€œacquaintancesâ€ of these new spiritual communities. The results of this work will help provide a wider frame for understanding the interests, values, and concerns of Jews in America today who choose to be affiliated.
If you are connected with such a community, we hope you will join with us in making this research endeavor a success by participating in the survey. Please click here (http://www.communitysurvey.info) to complete the survey. We think you’ll find the survey engaging and enjoyable to complete. It’s not too long â€“ it should take no longer than 15 minutes. Your answers are confidential.
BTW if you are interested in following this issue more closely – check out S3k’s Synablog.
From left to right: Dan Futterman, Eva Brous-Light, David Light, Rabbi Sharon Brous, David Kaufman, Shawn Landres, Sarah Bunin Benor, Mark Bunin Benor and Aliza Bunin Benor. PHOTO: SARAH RAFEL