OORAH INC

Rating: 3.67 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 1805 Swarthmore Ave Lakewood NJ 08701 USA

Mission: OORAH WAS ESTABLISHED AS A JEWISH OUTREACH ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPARTING JEWISH EDUCATION,VALUES AND TRADITIONS, AS WELL AS GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT,TO JEWISH CHILDREN WHO LACK ACCESS TO THESE FUNDAMENTALS.(CONT.) OORAH TAKES A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ITS MISSION, UTILIZING JEWISH TRADITION TO ENHANCE EVERY ASPECT OF CHILDREN'S LIVES, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM ARE AT-RISK DUE TO DIVORCE, LOSS OF PARENT, SERIOUS ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY, UNEMPLOYMENT OR POVERTY.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Misleading advertising. Copied their name from the original Cars for Kids which supports High Schools and uses meta-tags in Google advertising which leads potential donors to donate to their charity instead of the one intended.

When a company creates a similar name and then hides behind Google search engine terms using the name of Texans Can Academy, Dallas Can Academy, Houston Can Academy or even write off the car not the kid I think they are going beyond good advertising but are misleading donors.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I Have been fortunate to be connected with this organization over the past few years. I am constantly amazed at the thought and concern that goes into every program and event. it is evident the care and concern that Oorah has for each and every individual. Would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to maximize the impact of their donations

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Shady organization to deal with. They advertise heavily as helping kids, but don't mention that it is only jewish kids- which is fine, but I would prefer full disclosure in the ad.
Also, for the amount of expensive radio advertising they do, how much of their proceeds can actually go to the kids?
Their website doesn't list executive profiles.....huge red flag for a non-profit.

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

no

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

more transparency

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have donated to Oorah a few times over the past years. this year i had the opportunity to spend time in their camp and was totally blown away by what I had seen. The love and warmth the Oorah families feel is ubelievable. I walked away with a greater appreciation of Oorah and happy that my dollars were donated to a worthwhile cause.

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

seeing the reactions of the oorah families and hear them tell their life stories.

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

I would make their camp all year long!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I dont have time to join in Oorah's torahmate program but it is worthwhile to support.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Oorah's fundraising campaign

What would you tell others about this organization?

about all the nice things i saw when i was at the camp

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I am very familiar with the amazing work that this organization does. The help they do for those they are able to access is truly special and very much appreciated.

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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...

are all very kind & warm people willing to go the extra mile to help (literary).

Ways to make it better...

he was able to speak for longer.

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

This is an excellent organization that truly loves every Jewish person - no matter what. They are giving, nurturing, appropriate, accepting, fun and give an excellent direction in life.

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

some of the teens I have recently met. The 2 girls went to the girls division of their farm summer camp for 4 years. Their experience were incredibly positive and will last a life time for them. Uncle Mike and the entire staff are top notch!

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

have even more outreach. We are loosing Jewish neshamas every day - I see it happening. These are Wonderful kids who had a poor experience with traditional Judism. I truly blame it on the POOR education that the teachers get to handle all types of kids

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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