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October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

When I moved to Seattle, I was looking for an experience to help me connect socially and culturall to Jewish life in the Northwest - JConnect has been an incredible resource. Through JConnect, I've taken educational classes such as Jewish cooking courses, found a second home for the holidays when I could not be with family, and just met great people.

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

incredible - dedicated to their job no matter what the hour, and dedicated to helping you find your place in JConnect.

Ways to make it better...

there was a 'new to Seattle' event once a year or so to help new JConnectors meet others who don't know people.

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

lack of everyday engagement from the Jewish community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

I have attended numerous services, including the high holiday services this year. I have also attended several Shabbat dinners, and numerous "Lunch 'n Learn" classes/conversations at the UW School of Law. Now I am collaborating with one of the rabbis to create a program for Washington State prisoners who are interested to converse about contemporary issues. We will provide a Jewish perspective on those issues, if the inmates are interested.

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

(Personally is spelled wrong) my experience creating the social justice programs. Every time I go to Hillel I experience the great community Jconnect has created.

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

meeting other graduate students, talking to the staff, joining interesting conversations.

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

very warm and welcoming. They have built a great community.

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

serve many more people in need, and increase involvement with the Jewish community on the University of Washington campus. I think there would be more Shabbat dinners.

Ways to make it better...

I knew the tunes to the songs we sang in services

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

that the Hillel is very busy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

I went on a birthright trip with Jconnectors and had an amazing time. Too amazing to write hear :-P After the trip, I was able to see my new friends I made on my trip and it's been great. I'm too busy to do many things with Jconnect, but from the weekly email I get, sounds like there's a lot to do!

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

Birthright

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

form an city-league sports team.

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

Making friends and sharing our collective Jewish experience in a positive way.

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

Trip organizers, rabbis.

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

Host more social events and volunteer work.

Ways to make it better...

there was more huzzpah.

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

waning embrace of Judaism on a daily basis.

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

IT rocks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

The events that JConnect puts on for the post-college group of young adults in Seattle are wonderful. Granted, not all of them are for me, but in the last year or two, there have been more and more things that I have enjoyed being a part of. It has been great getting to know more of the Jewish community in Seattle, while taking part in new and exciting activities. This is a well-rounded program that has something for everyone. I'm looking forward to more fun times to come! Mazel Tov!

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

connecting to other Jewish people in my community, but mostly it has been so much fun getting out and trying new things -- from cooking classes, to a farm dinner, to happy hour, to a huge holiday party...it has all been fun and exciting!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

JConnect provides a unique home for post-college and graduate young adults. It is a creative program that fills a gap in our community by catering to those not ready or interested in a full synagogue membership. It is innovative in the way it seamlessly mixes up the ideas of 'Reform', 'Conservative', and other labels; and in how it mixes up religous, social, social justice, and other types of programming. The program relies heavily on student input and leadership. It's been a great way to meet other young Jews and explore our Judaism together.

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

expanding my knowledge of Judaism and learning different perspectives on topics in Judaism.

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

being constantly surprised by the wide variety of Jews that I meet and learning that we all have something to offer each other.

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

innovative and willing to take risks. The staff and volunteers are happy to try new things, assist participants in bringing ideas to fruition, and engage the challenges that we have with Judaism as young adults.

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

help other Hillels or other cities implement similar programs. Every friend I've told about JConnect is floored by what this organization does and it really fills a gap in the Jewish community.

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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October 30, 2009

My experience with Jconnect has been great! It is one of the only ways for me to connect with Jews my age in Seattle. The activities have been very creative so far and I have especially enjoyed the sponsored parties where everyone can just come to mingle and enjoy themselves. It is also a place where I feel comfortable talking about issues that pertain to me as young, Jewish woman in the working professional world. I will definitely continue to go to Jconnect events!

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

The staff and volunteers that I have met at Jconnect events have been so welcoming, warm and give off a very positive, comfortable vibe. I wouldn't change anything that they are attempting to do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

JConnect is a wonderful organization that provides opportunities for young Jews from across the denominational spectrum to find ways to make their Judaism relevant and meaningful--whether through learning, prayer, social justice, or the outdoors. I particularly love their community supported agriculture program, JHarvest, which teaches us about our Jewish obligation to eat local organic food.

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

expanding my social circle

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

enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and kind, and warm

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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October 30, 2009

As an openly gay Jewish young adult, I tend to avoid your mainstream, traditional Jewish “young adult” groups. They all seem to have a secret agenda of matchmaking their participants and making more Jewish babies! I always felt out of place and unwelcome, but Jconnect was completely different right from the start. Their diverse events attracted a diverse audience and I was immediately received with love and acceptance. At every event I felt warmly embraced by the staff and participants. They seemed to understand that not every young adult event needed to include loud music and alcohol for it to be successful. These days I check the Jconnect calendar almost every day to see what kind of new and interesting events are coming up, and I'm never disappointed! This past year they offered incredible cooking classes and a chance to see live Jewish performances. I appreciate how accessible Jconnect is, hosting events all around the city, making them affordable to grad students and non-profit employees such as myself and having staff introduce new people. I also appreciate how they have reached out the LGBT population by having special events like Shabbat brunches, movie nights, Purim parties, and more! As a Jewish professional I have seen many non-profit organizations that serve the Jewish community but none like Jconnect. Their innovative programming, warm staff and creative programs have far surpassed my expectations. I only hope they continue to receive the funding they need to continue to serve the ENTIRE young adult Jewish population. Thank you Jconnect!

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

the way I see myself as a Jew. I no longer feel like a Jew "on the margin" but rather an integral part of the Jewish community. Jconnect reached out to me as a queer Jew with diverse interests.

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

how much fun I have had! I've learned how to cook, seen incredible Jewish performers rock out and met Jews from different backgrounds.

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

the warmest and friendliest I've met! They always reach out to me, greeting me before I've even stepped in the door and introducing me to new people.

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

continue to reach out to isolated, marginalized Jews. It could lower costs to events making it accessible to everyone and do more marketing to increase visibility in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

Jconnect has enhanced my experience in Seattle as both a community member and graduate student. Through my affiliation with the Social Justice League, I have seen first hand the work that Jconnect does both within and outside of the Jewish community. During the Yom Kippur holidays, Jconnect organized a group of volunteers to assist at a food bank. Jconnect has also been active in food drives, as well as contributing their earnings from their events to local non-profits - such as Lifelong AIDS Alliance, among others.

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

their work with voter registration, efforts with food drives, their outreach work to the Jewish community in Seattle and beyond.

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

the connections that I have made with individuals outside of my graduate school community. I have met dynamic people from the Jewish community through Jconnect. Jconnect was essential in helping me expand my network when I first moved to Seattle.

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

incredibly friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful.

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

do an incredible amount of work - engage in more community activities, maintain consistent outreach to other local non-profits, allow those who do not have the funds participate more fully in their Jewish education courses and other activities.

Ways to make it better...

I have made more effort to be involved. Jconnect offers so many activities, so it is hard as a graduate student to commit my time to do everything.

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

expanding the number of people that it reaches, especially as many of us "age out" of the organization or move away due to work or life changes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

JConnect is not only a very welcoming organization, but it is dedicated to its pluralistic agenda. It provides events for people who want to learn, party, eat or pray. Or all of those things at once :) Its members are as representative of the organization as the range of events and even a newcomer always manages to find a friendly face at their events.

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

the lasting relationships I've built and insightful conversations with people who attend their events. Also, they have greatly contributed to helping me build a community which I am proud to be a part of.

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

making new friends while connecting with my Jewish roots.

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

from all backgrounds, of all sexual orientations, of all religious observances with two things in common: Jewish and friendly!

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

give people the opportunity to go on an Alternative Break (and give back--tikkun olam!) who wouldn't be able to otherwise.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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