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

JBurgh is always holding enjoyable events. David Katz is a great guy and knows how to organize a great event. The JBurgh sports teams are a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. I have nothing bad to say about JBurgh.

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

very personable, sociable, and professional.

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I can't think of anything.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

What a great organization. I have enjoyed all experiences over the last year. GREAT, GREAT,GREAT. I'm not jewish but my girlfriend is an they make me feel so welcomed. She love it. And I love hanging out with everyone. Go Pens.

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

Welcomed

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One time

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2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

J'burgh is a great organization. I became active with this program when I was a grad student at the University of Pittsburgh. After I graduated, I cont to participate because I feel that it is a great group to be involved in. I enjoy being around other Jews who are my age.

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

Different events and meeting people.

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

Baseball games, shabbos dinners and sports

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

J'Burgh is amazing organization, bringing together a wide cross section of Pittsburgh's young Jewish adults. Before moving to Pittsburgh I participated in other Jewish youth groups and organizations, but never found one that kept me coming back. J'Burgh not only kept me coming back but got me excited to the point that I began taking an active role in implementing social programming to connect with more people in town. The quality of programming, from Friday night dinners to Israeli movie nights and sports leagues, makes it easy to for first-timers to come and feel welcome. I've made friends for a lifetime and learned more about my heritage than I ever did in Hebrew school. Most importantly, J'Burgh has helped me see how Judaism will play a role in my life far beyond graduate school. It has helped me connect to a community outside of the classroom and provided a space for me to grow as a Jew and a young adult.

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

the fantastic programming.

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

winning on the softball field. It has taken a few seasons, but we have made significant improvements and will make our first ever post season appearance in a few weeks.

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

some of the most interesting people I can imagine. We are work in different fields but share so much in common. It's hard to imagine that we could have found each other without an organization like J'Burgh to bring us together.

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

send us all to Israel.

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I had more time to attend more events. As a graduate student, my free time is limited, but I know that I'm always welcome whenever I have the chance.

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J'Burgh provides an invaluable service to a demographic that is often overlooked. I'm in a new city, miles from friends and family but thanks to J'Burgh I have a place to go for the holidays and people that I want to share them with.

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About every week

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2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a really well-run group with a lot of fun activities and very diverse programming with something for a lot of different people.

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

a variety of fun events.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Joined J'Burgh after I moved back to Pittsburgh following college. Great organization with great people involved. I am glad I joined and excited for future events.

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

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

FUN PSL sports games.

Ways to make it better...

I knew more members.

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?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Being a graduate student is a very different experience from undergraduate. It is much harder to locate the Jewish community in your area, and to find a way to fit in. J'Burgh fills that for Pittsburgh Jewish Graduate students. It allows them to find their niche inbetween undergraduate and working young adults. Many people meet their spouses or really develop who they are during their graduate experience, so having that Jewish connection during this time is really important.

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

the range of people that J'Burgh brings together with different studies.

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

friendly and engaging.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

J'Burgh provides Jewish young adults the opportunity to get involved in both the Jewish community and the greater Pittsburgh community. J'Burgh provides a comfortable atmosphere for religious study, cultural activities, athletic competition, and social events. This service makes Pittsburgh a city where young people want to live, raise a family, build a career.

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

$10 million dollars could provide J'Burgh with the opportunity to offer programs aimed at young adults that are unique. Providing unique access to guest speakers, cultural performances, etc. will attract a larger base of participation

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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