Heritage Retreats Inc dba University Heritage Society

Rating: 4.95 stars   118 reviews

Issues:

Location: 557 Fenlon Blvd Clifton NJ 07014 USA

Mission: We seek to revitalize Jewish identity through educational, religious and cultural initiatives that are designed to reach out to all Jews with an emphasis on those that do not strongly identify with Jewish life.
Results: We have developed Jewish outward bound experiences.
Target demographics: Jewish college students and young adults all over North America
Direct beneficiaries per year: 225
Geographic areas served: North America
Programs: Heritage Retreats is a one week immersion experience designed to revitalize Jewish identity among unaffiliated Jewish Youth.
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EIN 95-4892649
201-806-9898
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Rating: 5 stars  

Heritage was an awesome trip that opened my life up to more learning and deeper thinking. I also feel like I have a community of people around me that share something that no one can understand but us. This is why I donate.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

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Most charitable organizations deal with physical, medical, or social needs. Heritage Retreats deals with souls; that is, it rescues and motivates - for a lifetime - young souls that are drifting away from their Judaic roots and may be lost altogether. Rabbi Kreitenberg, a visionary and doer, is an inspiring leader that has devoted his life to helping young college students understand, appreciate, enjoy and return to the religion of their forefathers. It is a task of a high order and he feels greatly saddened when he has to turn away applicants because funds are not available to include them in existing programs. If you feel that saving a Jewish soul is a worthy task Heritage Retreats should be part of your charitable giving.

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

I have visited Heritage Retreats and spoken to college students enrolled in the program. They were very enthusiastic about the experience and told me that not only did they feel motivated themselves but they felt that they could influence their friends as well.

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

Provide outdoor activities and entertainment that might prompt individuals and families attending to contribute more towards covering actual expenses, rather than relying om contributions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am truly impressed with the organization. The students who attend the program gather tremoundous amounts of information in a warm surrounding environment. When the student leaves the program they have the knowledge to continue with their pursuit of their own religion. They are able to implement what they learned in our society that we live in. It is a great feeling to see people return to their faith that has existed for thousands of years.

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I have experienced this organization in Santa Barbara California.

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

The ability to meet the students and teachers.

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

get more people involved with their faith.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

For the past several years we have been a contributor to Heritage Retreats. I have personally visited their summer program in Southern California several times. I have found it to be an excellent program where the participants, whom I have interacted with, have always told me how much they have learned and the lifelong relationships they have formed have contributed to their lives. I have found Rabbi Kreitenberg to be an excellent teacher and administrator. I fully intend to continue supporting this program.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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