A Jewish community performance metric allows us to measure how well our community is doing at enabling a high-quality Jewish life. See the Glossary for related terms. There are obviously many ways to measure community quality, and we have tried to choose some of the most meaningful.
Our goal is to select metrics that describe the most important dimensions of our Jewish community. Metrics are organized by themes and topics, and measure the extent to which Pittsburgh is becoming a more vibrant thriving and engaged Jewish community:
There are three types of metrics:
- Measures of input, or resources used (e.g., $ spent on Israel experiences for teens)
- Measures of output, typically the number of participants or members (e.g., number of teens participating in an Israel experience in a given year)
- Measures of impact, typically involving change or improvement (e.g., number of teens feeling good about being Jewish before and after an Israel experience)
In this first Scorecard, most of the measures are measures of output. Future Scorecards will add measures of impact and relate inputs to outputs and impact.