JEWISH STUDENT UNION

Rating: 4.93 stars   28 reviews

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Location: 3200 W Touhy Ave Floor Two Chicago IL 60645 USA

Mission: By creating and facilitiating after school Jewish clubs, JSU establishes a community for teens in public high schools across the country. Involved and unaffiliated kids alike join together in having fun, social justice projects, and Jewish learning opportunities. The ultimate goal is to expand the teen's interest in participating in the Jewish community at large via youth groups, conferences and events.
Results: Over 250 Jewish clubs in the country!
Direct beneficiaries per year: Roughly 20,000 students engaged in the course of a year
Geographic areas served: All of US and Canada
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-5347204
847-675-7331
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have seen the way that the organization can change a student's life by merely participating in their after-school programs. JSU fills a void in the Jewish community; for so long, we have rightfully focused on funding day schools but have completely ignored the teens that for whatever reason wind up in the public school system. For the unaffiliated kids, JSU is a great engagement tool for them to become involved. And, for the already affiliated, JSU provides a home away from home at their school.

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

seeing participants go to community youth groups and events for the first time.

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: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I just attended a Jewish Student Union event today and was absolutely blown away by their ability to engage disinterested teens. they provide a safe and healthy environment for teenagers and we need more organizations like them. They are incredible.

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

Change the face of the Jewish teenage scene across the globe.

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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