CSJO Restructuring Study
At its meeting on August 20-21, 2011, the CSJO Executive Committee decided to carry out a study of CSJO in order to make the organization more effective in promoting and supporting secular Jewish life.
The study will be carried out through
- researching what is needed to promote and support secular Jewish life
- mapping CSJO’s work in the past and today
- establishing how CSJO could and should work differently to promote and support secular Jewish life
- planning and carrying out a restructuring of CSJO
The study will, among other things, gather information on missions and activities of CSJO’s affiliates, survey affiliate leaderships, CSJO’s leadership, and individual members, and examine national and local Jewish demographic surveys. Major issues are: service to affiliates and associate members, creation of new communities, membership dues, young members and PR.
The study started on September 1, and the final report will be presented to the CSJO Executive Committee at its meeting in late summer of 2012, with a view of presenting a restructuring proposal to the CSJO Board of Directors at its November 2012 meeting. The study will be carried out by CSJO treasurer Joan Kurtz, Intervale, New Hampshire and member Hans Leander, Cleveland, Ohio.