JEWISH STUDENT UNION

Rating: 4.93 stars   28 reviews

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Location: 3200 W Touhy Ave Floor Two Chicago IL 60645 USA

Mission: By creating and facilitiating after school Jewish clubs, JSU establishes a community for teens in public high schools across the country. Involved and unaffiliated kids alike join together in having fun, social justice projects, and Jewish learning opportunities. The ultimate goal is to expand the teen's interest in participating in the Jewish community at large via youth groups, conferences and events.

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Michael Anderson is the best Jewish Learning Club leader ever! He's so fun and really finds amazing and interesting ways to teach us about things having to do with Judaism. And, he's so nice to everyone too.

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

instances where i tell my family interesting facts I learned and how i view things differently in a good way

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

it's fun and it doesn't feel like we're in a school setting, it feels like we're all friends and coming together to learn about the Jewishness in all of us.

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

So nice and really fun. I look forward to seeing Michael Anderson and Rabbis Sherbil every week. They're such nice people!

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

really help Israel and put it towards more activities and helping the JUF

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Lot of fun, we talk about pressing topics that are relevant to our religion. We organize to bring in speakers, advisors and pizza.

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

Being with my friends and sharing ideas.

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  

6 people found this review helpful

Israeli club at Niles North High School is a great experience for everyone involved. Our representative from JSU, Rabbi Donny Schwartz, is an excellent role model for all of us and for the Jewish community at large. In Israeli club we do various fun activites such as: play gaga, learn about Israel and Israeli culture and eat great food! Israeli club and JSU work together beautifully and enable Jewish teens from all over the midwest to learn more about Israel and embrace its culture and history.

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

My knowledge of Israel and Israeli culture.

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

Give them a bigger budget to do better programming.

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

Meeting lots of new people.

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

Rabbi Donny Schwartz, our representative and other Jewish community members

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

Provide greater outreach to the country as well as involve more community indivduals in our club. It could also help raise awareness about the current situation in Israel

Ways to make it better...

JSU could bring Israel to us.

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

I'm not sure.

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

JSU has made me more comfortable as a Jew and as a leader in the community at large.

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  

5 people found this review helpful

I love Niles North Israeli club. Every week we have a new and exciting event and it's simply great. Yep. I love it. It sure is so so so so so so so so so so so great.

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

provide stronger facilities for its members, and better and more educational programming.

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

It has been great! I have been in the ETHS Israeli club for four years, and I am a president for my senior year. JSU always gets us to do the coolest things, and really shares the culture of Israel with both Jews and non-Jews in this diverse public high school.

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

The way that non-Jewish students in my high school love to learn about Israel through Israeli Club.

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

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

The really cool experiences we get to have because of the great funding.

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

Amazing! Everybody is creative, dedicated, and caring.

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

Create even more programs and involve even more students!

Ways to make it better...

It's all been great!

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?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

JSU has been an amazing influence on my high school experience. The speakers that have come to my school to speak have been inspirational and made me organize my own beliefs about being Jewish. We have really fun activities. Last year, we made our own Matzah and had a speaker about how to make Matzah. It was an amazing experience.

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

Amazing! They are helpful, kind and available. Not only do they provide information about Israel and activities, but they also help me with my life.

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

Reach even more youth, take a trip to Israel with the students at my high school, and bring more amazing cultural Israeli experiences to America.

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

its awsome! the programs are great and interestin! what other club gets israeli idol and a top 20 hip hop group in israel to come to their club!?!?!?! nobody, donnie is the best and israeli club rocks!!!

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

how fun it is and all the interestin programing that is brought to our highschool

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  

2 people found this review helpful

i LOVE my JSU. It's a personable, fun and delicious (pizza) introduction into Jewish culture and tradition. There's food, arts+crafts, informational presentations and activism. Most of it is student driven, but we couldn't do it without our wonderful, wonderful leader.

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

Superb.

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

Go to every school that wanted one.

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  

2 people found this review helpful

We get to learn about jewish culture and soon plan to engage in community service when as the school year gets rolling. The union provides our clubs with the funds to have felafel making days and all kinds of fun activities. Our school appreciates it so much.

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

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

High spirited, good leaders, and informative about what we could do to help the community. It is inspiring to have their help.

Ways to make it better...

We could get more people actively involved in the organization

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 week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

JSU provides Jewish teens the opportunity to get to know other teens with similar backgrounds and values to themselves. Most Jewish teens in public high schools are rarely given the opportunity to meet with others with similar backgrounds and heritage. As a sponsor of cultural club where JSU has been instrumental, I see the positive impact it has on the lives of these kids. I have also volunteered on trips the JSU has organized, which gave high school students positive and productive things to do during their summer vacation.

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

expand its outreach base and improve the quality of its programming. If JSU hired more staff members they could be involved in more schools, as well as offer more scholarships for their valuable programming.

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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