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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

I never would have believed it if it didn't happen right before our very eyes. The Mitziut Art Show and Performances that took place in May, 2009 was absolutely incredible. I am a changed person as a result of this experience. I owe hakoras hatov (a debt of gratitude) to Mitziut, Wendy, Menachem and all who were involved in this most amazing endeavor.

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

my own life and others . . .

Ways to make it better...

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

see above

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

the people!

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

wonderful, creative, committed

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

the sky is the limit

Ways to make it better...

the only communication wasn't just email

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

administrative/organizing/communication/strategy/fundraising

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

I've known Rabbi Menachem for about 4 years, and I'm constantly amazed by his creativity and his ability to integrate spirituality into everyday life. The Mitziut folks are a fun and diverse bunch, and they are breaking the mold and making thier faith practice relevant and fresh.

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

Serving alongside them as they provided meals for poor and homeless people.

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

Rabbi Menachem is terrific! He's creative and passionate but still very devout and rooted in tradition. He's intentional about details and the community is an act of love for him. Others in the communtiy I've met are fun, interesting people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

Along with some friends, I attended an art fair hosted by Mitziut. The energy was warm and welcoming. I have the intention to participate in the community at some time, but life has just been too hectic, so far. I know I will get there.

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

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

the warm and welcome energy.

Ways to make it better...

I had participated more.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

I have really appreciated Mitziut as a place I can go to just for HHD's and feel as welcome as if I had been regularly coming each week. The leadership is humble and respectful and the community, solid and sweet.

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

Get a really nice space that was its own and create social programs to support the local community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

I’m an open minded Christian and I've been to a few services with the Mitziut. They are warm, caring and fun. The Rabbi is genuine person that you can talk to, he is very approachable. Everyone I met there made me feel welcome, unfortunately I live far away and can’t make it there as much as I would like too.

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

With funds the Rabbi could focus more of his time teaching which would be a boon for the people he serves now.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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November 3, 2009

I do not attend Mitziut for all holidays and events because I share my loyalties with a few Jewish organizations. When I do attend Mitziut I am happy that everyone is welcoming and they are flexible with letting me do what feels right to me. If I want to attend one service and not the other that is fine. Also, what I also enjoy about their services and experiences is that they set things up to be experiential and also are willing to do and try new things, new songs, new ideas...

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

Reb Menachem is great. He is friendly and inclusive. He is willing to go for things and try new things with the participants, not only stay in a box because they did it that way last year, etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

This is a community where people are committed to creating the community - and world - of their dreams. Other kinds of Jewish communities haven't worked for us, so we are creating our own - and it can be anything and everything we want it to be. Mitziut is visionary, creative, innovating, daring, and fiercely independent.

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

attending vibrant services, being invited to participate in organizing the community

Ways to make it better...

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

I wouldn't - it is what it is! Mitziut grows and changes with the folks who are involved; it exists to support the beautiful spiritual journeys of its members and it is what its members make it. and that's a beautiful ting.

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

How committed people are to making it a community that works for them, by bringing whatever it is they have to offer.

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

Honest, hard-working, generous, creative, brave,

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

Plant seeds and cultivate small, community-based, highly participatory and egalitarian Jewish communities all over the world; support and nurture innovative Jewish thought and community-building in Chicago; support queer Chicago youth experiencin homeless

Ways to make it better...

there were more young people involved and if I felt comfortable bringing more of my identities and politics into the community.

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

the broader american jewish context, entrenched patriarchy, capitalism

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

this community has a special place in my heart and it knows how to throw a rocking dance party.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

This review is long overdue. Mitziut is a uniquely special organization. After exploring all the other jewish organizations in chicago, mitziut is the home i choose for clear reasons. It is the place where i can be my true self and find G-d inside myself and others. i feel not only comfortable but encouraged and supported to express my spirituality freely and creatively. Rabbi Menachem Cohen is a true rabbi in that he teaches us all to reach inside to find the answers we are looking for. Mitziut draws and retains special down to earth, friendly and loving people to its doors. the community is special because it is a true community. when a member was dying, we all rallied to do healing circles and go to her home to support her. we support in times of need and celebrate times of joy. when two people get married, the community rejoices together. it is a place where each person is valued and appreciated. the rabbi and his wife (and son) open their home to us for services and events and more importantly, open their hearts to us always.

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

the people i meet and the freedom to be my truest self.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

I learned about accepting other people and different ways to communicate with the divine. The drum circle was very healing and cathartic.

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

Healing prayer circle.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

Meeting people.

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

Kind and generous.

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

Help many more people.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

Mitziut provides a spiritual community that welcomes everyone - to be themselves and to explore their own ideas and practices in living Jewishly. In this hectic day and age, Mitziut is the one place that I can go that I know I will feel relaxed, connected, and renewed (this really happens every time!). With the guidance of Rabbi Menachem, Mitziut embraces, questions, and challenges traditional and nontraditional avenues of Judaism. There's always expansive discussions to participate and ponder. My favorite is that I can walk in at any time and be welcomed and guaranteed warm smiles, hugs, learning, music, conversation and spirit. Menachem has volunteered his time as spiritual leader and back bone for Mitziut for 6 years. Members have volunteered in various leadership roles and handling responsibilities. Yet there is always the hanging feeling that there is more to be done. The community has great potential for classes and events -- once additional supports are in place.

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

The sense of community and inclusion during services and the support as I question and explore my own learning/Judaism.

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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