Judaism Your Way

Rating: 4.92 stars   84 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 3030 E 2ND Ave #107 Denver CO 80206 USA

Mission: JYW’s mission is to offer innovative opportunities to connect Jewishly for Jews and their loved ones
Results: Over the last 12 months we have touched the lives of more than 2000 people through our programs and lifecycle event services.  Our email list of those interested in hearing about our offerings has grown to more than 1600.
Target demographics: * those not affiliated with existing institutions, * those otherwise disengaged from active Jewish life, * interfaith couples and families, * LGBT individuals, couples, and families * “Jewish-plus” individuals and families, that is, those whose spirituality and identity encompasses more than Judaism, and * individuals and families of all financial means
Geographic areas served: Greater Denver/Boulder Metro Area
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Had joined a study group that met monthly.At each session, we covered a tightly-written chapter that covered a different facet of Jewish life and thought. Found the interplay of discussion with group members an eye-opener, via the different backgrounds and experiences represented. However, the sterling attraction of the project was the discussion leader, Rabbi Brian Field. Both deeply and broadly knowledgeable in the totality of Judaism, I found, in conversing with him, a veritably-super intellectual"across-the-net" player in religious discourse. That experience was a true highlight for me.

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

the effect it has had across the religious spectrum of aid and education to youth, families, gays and individuals who formerly-- for one reason or another-- cut themselves off from Judaism.

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

most capable and of especial talent in working with, accommodating and providing an atmosphere of sincere caring and affection for all within the congregation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Fantastic welcoming feeling and warmth from the Rabbi and his staff at all the events I've been to. The first event I attended was a Shabbat Dinner at Red Rocks Park and I brought my daughters. While conversing with the Rabbi and participating in prayer, his wife played hide and seek with my girls on the surrounding trails and they had a blast. Israeli Dancing and picnicking in Wash Park on another Shabbat was also a great time. High Holiday services are outstanding for the last three years I have gone, especially for the clarity and thoughtfulness in putting together a mostly English service that is understandable, instead of the the rote recitation of ancient prayers in Hebrew which I do not fully understand.

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

my spiritual life being more fulfilled than ever before

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

work on raising funds to provide additional programming and events. Increasing the number of times to participate in shabbatons or other events would make it feel more like a community.

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

the friendliness and the ease I feel at any of the events I attend.

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

amazing!

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

Spread the message of Jewish acceptance around the country

Ways to make it better...

more programming is available

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

funding to expand the menu of services.

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

I am thankful to the Rabbi and his wife, and staff.

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  

2 people found this review helpful

My husband and I married each other 17 years ago and with him being Jewish and me a Catholic we struggled with a place to belong. A place where we could embrase each other with our love and committment to each other and to God. For 14 years we found no place. But then we came upon Judaism Your Way and with open arms were welcomed. Our children we/are being Bar Mitzvahed by Rabbi Field. There was never a more beautiful experience for us or for the people who attened the service - both Jew and non-Jews. Rabbi Field has alway made me feel included and extrememly important even though I wasn't Jewish. There is no better feeling than to pray openly with my children and husband. To be in such a loving respectful congragation - its WONDERFUL. I am SO greatful that God brought us Judaism Your Way. Thank you.

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

Their inclusivity. To have Jews of all levels and Non-Jews alike embrase each other and our God is beautiful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I come from a very strong conservative Jewish background, deeply steeped in ritual and celebration. I have had a very deep Jewish education and involvement with the Ramah summer camps for over 10 years. My experience was quite frankly, never involved with the more spiritual side of Judaism. It was quite dogmatic and at times, even harsh. Very little regard for questioning and discourse other then what we were studying at that moment. The result was that I felt ostracized and left alot behind. There was really no sense of community in my many years of Ramah summer camp and education well into the Prozdor program at the JTS in New York City. I find Judaism your way open and nurturing. It is in a true sense, very much community directed and I feel part of this.There is no judgement over belief or practice, or for that matter, non-belief or non practice. I find their work through community programs enlightening and exciting. it feels very nice to touch base with my Jewish roots in such a different way. I have met very interesting people on very different spiritual paths all with a sense of inquiry and thoughtfulness.

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

excellent

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

provide more programs and more outreach

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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