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Introducing the Belonging Project

In partnership with URJ and Clal

We want Temple Micah to be a place where everyone feels at home. We are proud to announce the launch of The Belonging Project in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and Clal to help us better understand what we as a congregation can do to ensure that every person we encounter can feel known, at home, and like they truly belong at Temple Micah. And we need your help.

Over the course of the next six months, members of the Board, Rabbi Beraha and Beth Werlin will be representing Temple Micah as we participate alongside other congregations in the URJ program called The Belonging Project. The program includes a series of workshops and dedicated coaching time to ensure each participating congregation can apply the strategies learned to the specifics of their own congregation.

Join us in getting started!

In order for the program to be effective, we have to know how everyone at Temple Micah feels today. To collect that information, the program has developed a survey that we’d love every Micah member to fill out. It is anonymous, only takes 10 minutes, and you can do it on your phone or on your computer. The more responses we get, the more effective this effort will be.

We truly want to hear from everyone. There is no way to get anything wrong, and every piece of input helps us. The survey will remain open through March 24.

Take the Survey

About the Survey

The Belonging Index is a research-based congregational survey that Clal created in partnership with the Springtide Research Institute. The survey measures the degree to which congregants feel a sense of belonging in their congregations. It was developed independently of Temple Micah, and all questions have been designed for use by any congregation.

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