J'burgh

Rating: 4.82 stars   141 reviews

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Location: 4607 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA

Mission: J'Burgh is an initiative of the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh with support from Shalom Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. It is designed to serve the needs of the approximately 2,500 Jewish graduate students and young professionals in their twenties living in Pittsburgh. Our mission is to bring together Jewish grad students, young professionals, and their friends to create opportunities for them to build a community together, celebrate their Judaism together, and network for professional opportunities and development. J'Burgh's goal is to provide a gateway for Pittsburgh's young Jewish adult population to explore and develop their personal Jewish identity within our city.
Results: It is estimated that there are 2,500 young Jewish adults between the ages of 21-29 years old, living in Pittsburgh. In our first full year of programming, we reached out to over 600 individual participants, and expect to have over 900 during the 2009-2010 academic year.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 900
Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Great org. Really like the activities it organizes for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. As a leader of an Israeli organization operating in Pittsburgh (Israel On Campus) - I appreciate the help we received from J'Burgh on different initiatives we had. Ziv

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

collaborating on Israeli-Jewish activities in Pittsburgh

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Nothing to add here.

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

The willingness to help and the awareness of the needs of different groups in Pittsburgh

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

Professional and passionate

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

Help Pittsburgh maintain its Jewish young adults in Pittsburgh

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Although I have moved out of the Pittsburgh area, I have many friends who are still living there and very active in J'Burgh. Each of them speak very highly of the program and it appears to really add to their experience in the city. I am glad that it is there to support this age group and wish there was a similar program in the area I now live in.

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

that it supplies my friends still living in Pittsburgh with the opportunity to perform mitzvot while interacting with others their age and having fun.

Ways to make it better...

it had been in place longer (that way I could have taken advantage of all it has to offer)!

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

An outstanding innovative program that is reaching a historically neglected population. The programming is varied so that there is something there for everyone. Well done.

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

I've seen feedback from participants who are crazy about this program.

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

creative, dedicated, and cool.

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

hire more staff, offer even more varied programming, and expand the scope of their outreach.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

J'Burgh does a great job reaching out to the Jewish graduate and young professionals in the Pittsburgh area. They provide great community oreinted events for people new to the area and those who are here for a predetermined amount of time for study and fellowships. The organization is very inclusive and welcoming and open to new ideas that make all feel wanted and comfortable. There are many opportunities provided by J'Burgh to participate in cultural events and lecture series in the Pittsburgh area. Also there are a number of events for professional and social networking that provide particapants with a way to create important bonds and connections in Pittsburgh.

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

Friendly and welcoming.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

This is a great way to meet people in the area, especially if you are new. Lots of great activities and events.

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

Really involved and dedicated to making sure that everyone has a great time and networks with others in the area.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a grad student in Pittsburgh 2007-2009, I saw J'Burgh grow. In my experience, J'Burgh does a good job of trying to meet the challenge needs of the post-college, pre-kids, Jewish demographic.

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

Meeting Jewish grad students outside my grad program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

It is a nice way to meet other Jewish young professionals and graduate students. This organization meets a need for young professionals to have opportunities to pray, hang out, eat, and volunteer with peers. I enjoy the events with kosher food.

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

that it plans events based on the preferences of the young adults who attend its programs and links with other organizations to keep costs down.

Ways to make it better...

the food was always kosher.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

J'Burgh has made many students in the law school feel more comfortable as Jews in our community. Just last week, through the help of J-Burgh, we hosted an event with local attorneys who shared their experience about law school and about living as Jewish lawyers in Pittsburgh. Students also use J'Burgh as an outlet to get away from law school life. It's great!

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

the dedication of its leader in connecting with young professionals and students and finding ways to interest a variety of people.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful program and I am very proud to be a part of such a great team of young proud professional jews!

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

Continue to do amazing things!

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a new Israeli in Pittsburgh, J'burgh was my first connection to the Jewish community and to the social life in Pittsburgh. The people were great, and the director, David Katz, helped my Israeli friend and me make it through the initial difficulties of being new in the Burgh. Thanks David, Aaron and all the donors who helped J'burgh keep its important duty as a social anchor for the 20+ Jewish around Pittsburgh. I will always remember you! Lotem Alon

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

having a great time and feel part of a family away from home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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