To the best of our knowledge, Pittsburgh is the first and only Jewish community in the United States to develop a Community Scorecard.
The Scorecard idea emerged out of the strong collaborative climate created by the partner agencies of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Scorecard is consistent with community-wide efforts to create a culture of performance – that is, a commitment to knowing how well we are doing and how we can do better as a Jewish community.
The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard is the result of work by volunteer and professional leaders, who are intimately involved in the workings of our local Jewish community. The professionals include experts in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The consulting team includes:
- Dr. Jacob Ukeles, a national expert on performance management who has a strong Pittsburgh track record
- Professor Steven M. Cohen, the pre-eminent social scientist involved in research regarding Jewish communities and Jewish life
- Dr. Ron Miller, a leading data analyst who co-directed the 2002 Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is leading the development of the Community Scorecard. The Federation is so committed to the concept of using metrics and analysis to help ensure the future strength of our community that the organization has provided a majority of funding for the Scorecard project through the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.