AMIT

Rating: 4.64 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 817 Broadway New York NY 10003 USA

Mission: AMIT enables Israel's youth to realize their potential and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values and Zionist ideals.

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As a long time volunteer for AMIT Women in Israel, I have received tremendous satisfaction knowing I am helping to educate Israeli youth to know who they are, where they come from and why they are here. Through AMIT's teaching of Jewish values, we hope to strengthen the fabric of Israeli society.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I feel AMIT is truly helping to improve Israeli society as we educate some 20,000 pupils, 70-80% of whom are from lower socio-economic levels.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Topnotch

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am a graduate of the AMIT organization, formerly the Mizrachi Women Organization of America. I was educated at Kfar Batya - AMIT's flagship Youth village - in years 1955-58. Kfar Batya made me the well-rounded Israeli that I am today. I learned a lot at Kfar Batya, mainly - to be independent and a fruitful contributor to Israeli society. AMIT and Kfar Batya set the course for my development as a Jewish human being, with repercussions across the world of today, where I teach societies across the world about decent and responsible Jewish living.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being cared for by AMIT Kfar Batya after the Holocaust (1955-58), and being educated in its principles.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. The Org is functioning very well as is, meeting all of its objectives.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being shown how to become part of Israeli society and a defender of the Land of Israel.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated to Judaism and the Land of Israel.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Tend to many more children in need of special education and support

Ways to make it better...

None. My experience was full, complete, powerful, fully-rewarding. Nothing could have been made better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funds, Money. Perhaps, a better, easier access to Israeli Government functionaries

One thing I'd also say is that...

None. AMIT is great in all it does.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been a donor for many years. I have visited Amit schools and youth villages in Israel and seen first hand where our donor dollars are going. The value that these kids are getting from our donations is exceptional.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting with teachers at the schools and graduates of the schools in Israel and Boston.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

more people would be aware of needs of the children.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have known about Amit since it was called the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America. It has always been the premier religious and technological educational organization in Israel and I have visited almost every one of Amit's 70 schools and youth villages. I have admired the caring and dedication of its teachers and counselors, and have seen for myself the positive effect that Amit's educational approach has had on several generations of children in Israel.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the accomplishments of its graduates and I am working currently as a volunteer with 2 Amit gradutes helping to build and develope new communities in the Negev and the Galil.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the joy and satisfaction of seeing children under the care of Amit grow up and become important members of Israeli society.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

tecahers, youth counselors, principals, and administrators.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

establish even more educational facilities and centers throuhgout Israel.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have visited Amit schools and residences and the surrogate parents seem to be extremely caring individuals dedicated to give the children under their wing the best possible warmth and supervision. My parents have been longstanding supporters of Amit and have dedicated a playground. I have been a volunteer for Amit for over 20 years helping plan events and raise funds. My brother's mother-in-law was a principal of an Amit school for many years and was featured in one of their magazines for the quality of the school she ran.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My niece went to an Amit school and found it very competitive.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It helps build a community of friends working together toward a worthwhile goal.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very dedicated hard working people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Amit supports education throughout Israel by building schools and helping students learn lifelong career skills. My nephew is learning in an Amit School and he is getting an excellent education. I saw a science fair by these students and they are on the forefront of making some great technological breakthroughs one day.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Israel in 2009, witnessed the schools firsthand.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

publicize fundraising events, make events more educational, less shopping oriented.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the improvements in education

Ways to make it better...

make the donor groups in the Five Towns friendlier and more welcoming to people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

AMIT is unique in the role volunteers play in every aspect of the organization. It is financially responsibleand has been successful in its mission of providing children of all backgrounds in Israel with quality education in its schools across the country, stressing tolerance and Jewish values. I have been impressed on my many visits to the schools by the dedication of the teachers,the enthusiasm of the students and the accomplishments of raising the level of education. This is an organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of the children in Israel. ,

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing the enrichment of the chidren achieved in the schools that I visited in Israel

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Amit is an organization with a defined focus that it adheres to. The money Amit raises helps children who are trapped in difficult situations become successful and contributing members of society.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its passion for its mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm, caring and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save more children!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

AMIT is an educational network which has been helping children in Israel since the 1920's. Now has >20,000 students at >70 schools. Serves children at risk who have failed at other schools - 3/4 of students are coming from very troubled situations - in schools so good that parents of outstanding students send their children to AMIT schools. Professional and caring educators, creative education, outstanding results of success for all children.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by visiting schools in Israel and meeting with principals, teachers, counselors, students, and graduates. I have also visited residences run by AMIT for children who are not safe at home, with amazing young surrogate parents.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the caring and commitment of principals, teachers, counselors, etc. The feeling of hope infuses every school and residence. Kids succeed against the odds, excel, and learn to value community service and tolerance in Israel's diverse society.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Principals, counselors, teachers, rabbis.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more children, and transform more communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

every thing about this org. is dedicated to there mission of realizing the potential of each child in there care.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the missions to Israel where we meet the professionals at the schools and the students. We hear the stories of need and the stories of success.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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