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October 26, 2009

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October 26, 2009

As a new member of the Hillel JUC Board I have been inspired by the impact of J'Burgh on the young-adult population so critical to the future of the Jewish community. J'Burgh is a creative program tailored to the unique needs and expectations of young adults as they make critical decisions regarding community and affiliation. It is a protoptype that should be used in many other demographic populations.

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

My interaction with young people who participate in J'Burgh has been inspirational and invigorating.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

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October 23, 2009

J'Burgh is a geat organization that provides young adults and graduate students with so many wonderful opportunities-community service, social programs, cultural opportunities, etc. I recently moved and am looking for something similar to J'Burgh in DC to provide the same thing.

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

The staff and volunteers are great! Everyone is welcoming and friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 22, 2009

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October 22, 2009

J'Burgh is an incredibly unique program in Pittsburgh. I have been involved in J'Burgh for over a year, serving as an active member and cultural chair on the planning board. It is an amazing organization, providing young Jewish professionals and grad students with an opportunity to meet other Jewish people, while at the same time learning more about Pittsburgh and all that the city has to offer. Varied programming allows people to explore different aspects of Judiasm, and serves as a support system for those searching for their own Jewish identity as a young professional. I have made many good friends through East End Minyan, which is a monthly potluck Shabbat dinner, or through my softball and kickball teams with the Pittsburgh Sports League. I have helped plan many cultural events, including events at the Benedum theater to see Yitzhak Perlman, or exploring new bands in areas being revitalized throughout Pittsburgh. We plan on having many more in the coming months, too! I think that J'Burgh is doing a great job of achieving its goal of bringing Jewish young professionals together. This was the first year I have spent the High Holidays with friends; we attended services together for Rosh Hashanah, even met a few new people, and then for Yom Kippur I hosted a potluck pre-fast at my house. This was very special for me, because it was the first time in Pittsburgh that I have felt really connected to other Jewish peers, and I really enjoyed spending the holidays with good friends. I would like to see members of J'Burgh connect with other organizations in the Pittsburgh region. Our members possess a range of talents, come from different backgrounds, and most, if not all, are involved in other organizations or social networks. It would be great to see J'Burgh's presence expand not only within the Jewish community (Hillel, synagogues, etc.), but also within a larger interdisciplinary network, supporting social action, fundraisers, arts programs, etc. Imagine the impact and success rate we could have if we paired up with another non-profit to help communities in need; not only would it increase the credibility and expansion of both orgs. within the community, but it would also help expose its members to other networking opportunities. J'Burgh has come a long way since I have joined, and I have no doubt that it will continue to grow and succeed, fostering relationships and proving wonderful experiences for young Jewish professionals in Pittsburgh.

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

J'Burgh staff is personable yet professional, and tons of fun to hang out with. They are inspiring because they really care about the people who are a part of their organization. They really love what they do, which is a large part of their great success!

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

It would probably take everyone skydiving in Israel.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

I've been involved with the board since J'Burgh began. It's been amazing to see the explosion of interest in J'Burgh in the short time it has been around. What that means to me is that J'Burgh has tapped into a real and important need, and 21 - 29 year old's are really excited to have programs that fit their lives and interests! David is the perfect staff member for this group, and he's been able to make the most out of the incredible potential J'Burgh has. This group will help young Jewish adults to know that Pittsburgh's Jewish community wants them to feel welcome, have great experiences and network with a wide variety of people. We hope it will show them that Pittsburgh is a great place to make a life!

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

watching the growing number of events, seeing how many more people are attending each event, and hearing back from people who have attended about the great time they had!

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

watching how excited the community is to have J'Burgh around!

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

fantastic! David Katz knows exactly what kinds of programs his participants would like and just how to get interesting people to come!

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

create a community that would attract thousands of young Jewish adults to settle in Pittsburgh. With that kind of money J'Burgh could have more staff, seed projects that would create jobs, and export its success to other affinity groups in Pittsburgh.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 13, 2009

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October 13, 2009

This organization has significantly and substantially enhanced the quality of life for many Jewish graduate students and young professionals in Pittsburgh. It has offered a forum for friendship, for getting together for sports activities and other forms of entertainment and for establishing professional relationships that might have long term impact. And even if none of this were true, this organization has welcomed people to Pittsburgh and provided a meeting ground for like-minded individuals to express their Jewish identity. J'Burgh, although in its infancy, has already established a strong positive reputation and has filled a critical niche in the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

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

seeing many graduate students and young professionals gathering together to enjoy each others company and to engage in communal activities

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

Cannot think of a way right now.

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

J'Burgh and its parent organization, Hillel JUC, is a dynamic growing organization which has already transformed the lives of many people associated with the organization. The tone of the organization is positive and dynamic and it is very appealing.

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

Awesome, showing incredible amounts of commitment and focus. These people have devoted so much of their time and themselves to ensure that a strong foundation has been established for this burgeoning organization.

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

10 million bucks would build a residence for graduate students and young professionals (small apartments perhaps) with communal living space and opportunities for joint social, educational and communal activities. Would be amazing to build a real communit

Ways to make it better...

Cannot think of a way.

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

Ensuring continuity as graduate students leave Pittsburgh. Would be useful to build bridges to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh more generally to open opportunities for the students to obtain jobs and perhaps consider staying in Pittsburgh longer.

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

The close coordination between J'Burgh and another organization, the Hillel JUC, is mutually beneficial and this exemplifies the synergy possible between 2 organizations where each prospers as a result of the other. J'Burgh's impact is far-reaching.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 12, 2009

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October 12, 2009

J'Burgh has become an essential tool in the Pittsburgh Jewish Community's quest to create a welcoming, supportive environment for Jewish young adults. It bridges a gap between Hillel's efforts and those of our United Jewish Federation, and offers an inviting "home" for 20-somethings who need social and professional networking opportunities.

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

Watching many young participants find a sense of community in Pittsburgh

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

Being part of the planning process as a Hillel Board member

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

Devoted, skilled, energetic, and communally focused

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 8, 2009

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October 8, 2009

J'Burgh has provided an opportunity for me to meet and interact with young Jewish adults in the Pittsburgh area that I may otherwise not meet. It has also provided me with an opportunity to be involved in the Jewish community at a transitional time in my life when i'm not living on a college campus and I don't have children in religious school. I appreciate the resources that are provided to give people in my position an opportunity to meet and interact with one another in fun and meaningful ways.

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

unparalleled.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

I have been on J'Burgh's planning board since its inception. I am currently on the J'Burgh committee of the Hillel JUC board.

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

Seeing its tangible success. Meeting and hearing from the people involved and how J'Burgh has bettered their lives.

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

fully committed to creating a link between young Jewish professionals and graduate students in Pittsburgh and the rest of the community through programming and networking.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

When I learned about the Hillel JUC and the J'Burgh project, I was so inspired that I wanted to become a Board member. Pittsburgh's Jewish community is vital to the continued growth and development of Pittsburgh as a wonderful place to live and raise a family and as a World leader. Through J'Burgh, we can keep bright, talented, young Jewish adults as part of our community. Investing in our youth is critical and J'Burgh is a model that works.

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

It is dedicated to the youth who are our future.

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

extremely dedicated and committed volunteers with a wealth of experience, energy, ideas, and get things done.

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

make an enormous contribution to the Pittsburgh and Jewish communities which will then have a termendous impact on our world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 6, 2009

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October 6, 2009

J'Burgh does great things for the Pittsburgh Young Adult Jewish community by allowing us the flexibility to plan the type of events that our particular demographic needs and wants. The group draws in great people and makes the city more dynamic-- it also allows people to feel connected to other post-college Jewish 20-somethings and 30-somethings in town.

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

Meeting nice people, organizing dynamic events.

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

Friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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