What is the TIC Listening Campaign?
We are doing outreach in our congregation, to strengthen our community. We are working to get to know you better, and what your interests and talents are, so we can continue to create stronger connections between individuals within our community. Through the Listening Campaign, we uncover new leaders within our community.
A group of TIC congregants participated in the first Listening Campaign training session in March of 2010. They learned how to initiate one-to-ones, face-to-face reciprocal conversations. The one-to-one conversations provide us with a better foundation to discuss and learn about people's concerns, hopes and struggles in the greater community. Since that time, we have held several trainings and congregants have contacted members of our community to sit down for face-to-face conversations to continue building a stronger community here at Temple Israel Center.
Through these conversations with individuals in our community, the organizing team identified three themes, which were the focus of our House Meetings in November and December of 2011:
(1) Caring About Our Seniors
(2) Building Community With Our Youth
(3) Making This Community Your Own
These 90-minute House Meetings allowed congregants to explore and share experiences that related to the themes listed above in a small group setting at a congregant's home. These details provided a clearer illustration of the needs, concerns, and hopes that exist within our community. Action Teams have formed around these three themes and our congregation has joined together to address these needs, concerns and hopes.
If you would like to learn more about the Listening Campaign and become involved, please contact us at [email protected]
Hazak, hazak v'nithazek!
Be strong, be strong, and may we be strengthened!
Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Rabbi Michael Goldman and the T.I.C. Listening Campaign Steering Committee: Mitchell Blank, Roberta Daskin, Adrian Strizhak and Bruce Wolfson.