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September 27, 2012

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September 27, 2012

Heritage Retreats has shown me a rich wisdom synthesized from thousands of years of scholarship and packed into the Jewish religion inside torah. It has connected me to my culture, community, and I have stayed in touch with new friends. It taught me ethical values, discernment, and decision making, instilled in me a greater love of learning, and found me teachers to help me understand how I can use wisdom to discern the most important ways to make an impact in the world. As a graduate student this program has provided wise paths in my future, and enabled me to better use my knowledge for a greater impact on human welfare. Since this program I continue to study Jewish Wisdom from the teachers of this program and highly recommend it for the 2012 Top Rated Award.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 27, 2012

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March 26, 2012

I went to Heritage retreats to get away from the world, but I ended up finding myself because of it. Heritage retreats teaches an individual how to become a better person. I really appreciate the pr... more

September 27, 2012

It was an amazing experience. The people were very nice. The environment was very relaxing and stimulating. The food delicious. I found myself on this trip. I am very greatful for everything they did.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 26, 2012

I went to Heritage retreats to get away from the world, but I ended up finding myself because of it. Heritage retreats teaches an individual how to become a better person. I really appreciate the program for all it has done.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 26, 2012

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March 26, 2012

Heritage Retreats is a very well-run program that brings together some of the brightest minds in Judaism with some of the most inquisitive students. It's inspiring to have such special Rabbis and staff give their time. I'm glad to have met everybody involved in the program, from all over the world. A great experience.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 26, 2012

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March 26, 2012

As a young college student I found this program very insightful, very pleasant, and very beneficial with regards to my overall education. The speakers and discussions encompassed much more than learning, but rather more exploration, and the basis for becoming wise, which in my opinion is a strong foundation and a wealth of principles.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 28, 2011

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September 28, 2011

I didn't know what to expect. For weeks, I studied the website. Eventually, I decided to apply and prepared myself to spend one, long week in the wilderness with a group of Jewish women.

It wasn't summer camp and it wasn't school. It was a learning opportunity and a place to reset my
religious biological clock. Each day, we met with a variety of world renown scholars and teachers, and carefully debated and learned about ideas ranging from sacred text to societal norms. As the week continued, I found myself excited for every class and every moment to interact with women from different backgrounds countries and observance levels.

Heritage Retreats surpassed my expectations. Instead of the traditional classroom/school setting, the teachers provided me with the enough tools for me to make my own decisions. In fact, the week was not long as I originally thought, but rather not long enough. Heritage Retreats gave me more than a weeks worth of memories. The other participants and have a special connection, and I value the contributions to my future as a Jewish woman.

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September 27, 2011

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September 27, 2011

This program helped me learn more about my religion. Through the classes and activities, I learned ways of incorporating more aspects of Judaism into my life. Also, I learned how to become a better individual through understanding the Torah (holy scrolls). Since this was an all girls' trip, I was able to relate to others and bond with them. I felt like we were able to connect on multiple levels no matter our affiliation within Judaism. It was a wonderful week of developing our inner selves.

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

feeling more connected to my religion. I feel that I understand more about my religion and how to integrate more aspects of it into my life.

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

not change anything. It was a wonderful week of self reflecting and self developing.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through a rabbi telling me about it.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Encouraging me to learn more about my religion on my own through reading and going to classes taught by rabbis

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 25, 2011

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September 25, 2011

Heritage Retreats program was a turning point in my life. The experience opened my eyes to a life that at that moment I realized that I was missing. It was a life of my grandparents, which was taken away from them by the Soviet Kommunist regime. I was introduced to the Jewish tradition of my ancestors. The spiritual fire in my grandparents that was extinguished by the kommunists, has been reignited in me. Heritage Retreats provided a friendly and a loving atmosphere for me to learn and interact with other fellow participants, to learn from them and about them. Through that experience I was able to make new friends and to create a foundation to build the rest of my life upon.

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

...my life. I continue to learn about my Jewish heritage and tradition and to build upon the foundation of knowledge that I received at the Heritage Retreats program. I am currently married and have two beatiful children, thank G-d, who I am able to teach about their Jewish heritage, something that my parents were prevented to do for me when I was child. Fortunately, here, in the land of the free, thanks to the organizations like Heritage Retreats, I am able to re-connect to the life of my ancestors.

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

...not change a thing.

September 21, 2011

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September 21, 2011

Looking back on the trip, I have nothing but fond memories. The quality of discussions led by the rabbis, the great mixture of guys from various parts of the world really made the trip, and the expeditions through some of the most beautiful landscapes were incredible. Food was great. I really appreciated our ability to explore on our own too.

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

my interest in learning more deeply about Judaism.

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

nothing major.

September 20, 2011

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September 20, 2011

My experience at Heritge Retreats was truly amazing. Everyone on the trip came from a different part of the country, yet we all seemed to get to know one another so well and have made friendships that will last. The topics that were taught we not only inspiring, but really touched our hearts. I felt re-connected to my Jewish roots and learned things frrom that basics, to really deep and spriritual subjects. The program was in an setting that made all the girls feel comfortable and relaxed. This created an enviornment that enabled us to be able to really focus on the material we were learning and the people around us we were connecting with. It was really a life changing and touching experience that I will always remember.

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

Learning about my Jewish background.

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

Not change it at all. I thought it was wonderful. From food, rabbis, activities, classes, etc.

September 17, 2011

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September 17, 2011

I was first given the opportunity to attend Heritage Retreats in Santa Barbara, CA in December 2009. A last minute addition to the program, it really blew me away. What I thought was going to be a fun week long vacation in California turned out to be just that, and so much more. It was the perfect balance of fun and learning, but it was the people (both staff and program participants) that really made it amazing. It was so great, I even went back the next year!

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

...the friendships forged as a result of my week at Heritage Retreats. Two years later, I still get calls from the staff, Facebook messages from other program participants, and hangout invites from anyone and everyone cruising through my home town.

Ways to make it better...

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

Do exactly what they're doing, just MORE OF IT!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through my Rabbi.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It has drawn me closer to my Jewish roots, and encouraged me to develop stronger relationships within my local Jewish community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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