PARTNERS IN TORAH

Rating: 4.98 stars   134 reviews

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Location: Partners in Torah 228 Aycrigg Avenue Passaic NJ 07055 USA

Mission: Partners in Torah’s signature phone-study program offers Jewish adults of all backgrounds across North America a cost-free learning opportunity to discover Judaism—its culture, history, and traditions—at their pace and their schedule. Jewish men and women with an interest in acquiring specific skills (ex: Hebrew reading or Talmud) or in building their Jewish knowledge, are matched, one-to-one, with a carefully selected personal Torah trainer or “mentor,” for up to an hour-per-week of over-the-phone study and discussion. Participants can choose any topic, including Hebrew, Jewish philosophy, history—or a subject of their choosing.  Several different programs include www.PartnersInTorah.org | www.KoheletFellowships.com | www.MyKaddish.com | www.Jewpiter.com
Geographic areas served: National

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rabbi Gewirtz and the whole team are exceptional. In my experience in the Jewish education field, the model they are using is the best: thousands of volunteers coming forward because they care are creating personal and non-judgmental relationships with thousands more who want to connect in some way -- in their own way. Very impressed.

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Fantastic organization - they have given me great partners from whom I have learned and continue to learn a great deal. My learning with them is a highlight of my week.

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

my life. As I said the learning partners have taught me a great deal and become good friends in my life.

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

not change anything off hand - I think what they do is phenomenal.

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Absolutely a fantastic organization - I started going to a group 10 years ago and I am still in touch with my first chavruta and have had a few others since. Amazing people who have been a tremendous support system in my own teshuva and true friends.

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

my personal life and my learning.

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

just great people, dedicated and a great org.

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

very involved and helpful.

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

enable even more Torah study on much more than the "triage" level - continued support for people who didn't necessarily have an opportunity to learn formally. Also help get more ppl matched up faster with the right chavruta.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Excellent group of people doing a wonderful Chesed for Klal Yisroel!

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

Chizuk

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

Give them more funding!

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7 people found this review helpful

Partners in Torah is a fantastic organization. Whether you want to learn or teach, its a great way to make a connection with another Jew that can last you a lifetime.

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

watching people grow in their relationship with G-d from the experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Everyone who works or volunteers here is dedicated and amazing. I've gained so much simply through volunteering. I hope they grow and grow - they do so much while asking for so little.

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

the inspiring newsletters I get each week.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

This organization, who charge not even a penny for its services has being doing a great job all over the world....right now im living abroad and still they helped me to match me with a great partner...we study one hour a week but it has being enough to help me to improve my knowledge about our heritate, customs and even about our daily routines....i love this program and all his supporting staff!!!

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

My personal live....as a jew i have growth lots and as a person much more

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

bringing to other places and continents

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

free!!!! and they match you with incredible people....the staff is great

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

supportive and willing to help me in anything i needed...even they took their time to asnwer the most simple questions without hesitation

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

bring more people into their programs....and even expanded to other countries

Ways to make it better...

they had more money to pay for longer calls :)

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

their services are free...so they need to get lots of cash in donations

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

this is the best jewish learning program

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

THnka to Partners in Torah I had the chance to learn more about judaism even though im not in the states. the phone-study partnership is a great program to reach jews all over the world and educated them in our jewish heritage. Besides, the weekly emails are a great source to learn about the parasha. I love this program, and in my humble opinion, is one of the best kiruv programs ever.

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

my jewish learning

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 staff and people who work there and mainly volunteers, so the people who was my tutor knew what my expectation and we, together, set a learning schedule for me.,

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

super friendly and ready to help me

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

help many more jews

Ways to make it better...

they could reach jews outsite us (now that i moved to colombia i could not gte their nicely phone calls)

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?

2009-9-01

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10 people found this review helpful

A number of years ago, I responded to an impassioned plea by the founder of this wonderful organizaion to get involved in being a mentor to another Jew who has expressed an interest in learning more about his heritage. Getting involved in this way has fostered a bond of friendship and has enabled a connection of spiritual growth for my partner and I; I can't imagine how this could happen without having Partners In Torah as the forum which facilitated this connection. I have been learning with my current partner in Torah for many years now. So much good has come out of our relationship; I have tried to help him thru many issues in his spiritual progression; he has enriched my life with his sincerity and goodness. This organization beams with "success stories"; it is truly a win-win organization for all those involved.

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

seeing the transformation of people connecting to their priceless heritage.

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

the ability to learn and befriend a complete stranger by encouraging and sharing our common heritage.

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

truly wonderful, non-judgemental people.

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

bring the light of Torah to so many more Jews thirsty for it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

As a "teacher" in a Partner's-in-Torah partnership for quite a bit already, I can't begin to express my admiration for this wonderful organization. Each week, I continue to learn so much from my partner and am truly grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you Partner's in Torah for all your wonderful work!!

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

the personal attention that each volunteer is given.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I was extremely pleased and impressed with the precision, efficiency, and care of the Partners in Torah Organization and is employees. I have always wanted to be involved with teaching, and the expert matching of the Partners in Torah system/database paired me up with a student. We genuinely get along--we are matched on a common intellectual level and personality. Studying with my Torah partner has been a genuinely enjoyable experience. I appreciated the follow up, attention and guidance that I received from the Partners in Torah employees.

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

Attention to detail, follow-up, care in implementing its mission

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

Wonderful, kind, sweet, smart.

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

Change Jewish life in America

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have two partners with whom I study. One is a college student with whom I study mishna on campus at the Hillel House. The other, is a retired senior who lives in Montreal, Canada who was a refusnik in the fromer Soviet Union. We study mishna via telephone. Thanks to Partners in Torah we have each grown and profited greatly from our respective relationships. The program is simple yet powerful- to pair up individuals to study Torah throughout the globe. Why should distance be an impediment to the study of Torah?! I am very greatful to them for these opportunities and hope & pray that, with G-D's help, they continue seeing success in all their projects.

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

My growth in learning as well as the relationships I've developed with my study partners.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I Have been a teacher for Partners in Torah for quite a few years and it has been of great benefit to me. My partner is severely disabled and his dedication to our learning has been a great inspiriation to me, The organization's literature has helped me a great deal in understanding not only how to relate to my partner but also to the world at large. I highly recommend this organization to all who have any interest in Judaism and/or Torah. Eliyahu Ellman

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

teaching my partner and reading the organization's literature

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 sense of contributing to another person's life.

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

Rabbis, and yesiva students

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

i don't know

Ways to make it better...

I could have more face to face meetings since most contact is by E-mail or telephone

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?

2009-12-01

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