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October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

Tremendous resource for alternative Judaic experience.Vibrant community inclusive of a wide demographic. Emphasis on local neighborhood contributions. Value-driven perspective that is open. Potential for different types of perspective and goals.

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

terms of social and spiritual networking.

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

Raise 10 million more

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 29, 2009

A very open and friendly group whose primary aim is to renew the Jewish spiritual experience. We also volunteer time and resources to other organizations who serve the chicago community at large. It would be helpful for the group if they were to organize a committee to develop a formal fundraising drive. Many members don't really know whats expected of them, or what their fair share should be.

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

bringing about my own spiritual renewal.

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

It's ability to make one feel welcome and not judged.

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

Host the annual Jewish Renewal convention! AND, it could help more people go to Rabbinical school. AND they would be full time force for social change in Chicago!

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 29, 2009

I love Rabbi Menachem and his Mitziut community. It's a very important part of my life and he's been a wonderful influence/

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

all areas of my life.

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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...

How accessable the Rabbi and his services are.

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

Like me super sweet open honest caring

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

help make Jewish prayer meditation and community available to a much wider audience that it has today

Ways to make it better...

I showed up more often

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

money

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

love the rabbi, love the other members love the Mitiut 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 29, 2009

In addition to following the standard prayers for a Shabbat service, Rabbi Menachem encourages meditation, personal reflection, and debate, which makes for a unique and personal Shabbat experience. This group is welcoming and friendly.

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

how welcoming and friendly everyone was!

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 29, 2009

Mitziut's work as embodied in Rabbi Menachem Cohen transcends geographical boundaries. I first met Menachem in 2003 at Burning Man which is held annually in the Northern Nevada desert. This festival involves some 40,000 people gathered to share in performance art and various spiritual modalities. Rabbi Cohen has had an enormous impact on the Jewish element of this festival. He has fed the spiritual lives of those attending through leading of services and special classes and personal encounters. His brand of Judaism makes classical traditions come alive to people who have often left their participation in communal Jewish life. For me personally my annual trek to Burning Man and encounter with Mitziut's Rabbi energizes my participation in "normal" Jewish Temple life for the rest of the year!

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

services provided.

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

through Jewish services that provide emotional nurturing and relevance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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October 29, 2009

Mitziut is the only place I know of in Chicago where Jewish learning, rituals and observance are facilitated in a manner that is engaging, deeply meaningful, easily accessible and not superficial. I especially appreciate the diversity of ages and religious backgrounds, from 20 somethings to aging baby boomers, singles, couples, gay and straight, mostly people seeking the wisdom of the ages as expressed in the contemporary language of the mind and social sciences and other spiritual traditions. I find Mitziut an opportunity to live an Integral form of Judaism.

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

seeing so many new people attend High Holiday services and be so fully engaged, interested and participating in the experience. This was very gratifying.

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

change the way Judaism is expressed for many more people who consider themselves "spiritual", finding their spirituality in other forms of expression and practice, but have not found spirituality in the normative forms of Judaism.

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 29, 2009

Mitziut is an extremely unique Jewish community. I found my way there after exploring other religions and finding my way back to Judaism. Mitziut has offered me a space for my own spiritual exploration, questioning the meaning of words like commandment and king. Bringing music, drumming, and dancing into prayer. Relating to the Gd within and beyond. Getting high through prayer. Finding personal and new meaning in an ancient tradition.

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

having a community of Jews to pray and sing with that I feel at home with.

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

down to earth and connected.

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

pay our rabbi and let more Jews know about this unique 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 29, 2009

I was raised as a Conservative, observant Jew. Once I became divorced, I felt estranged from Jewish groups, feeling that the synagogues were not welcoming to an single woman. Furthermore, it is very costly to be a "member" of a synagogue, and I am on a strict limited budget. A friend told me about Mitziut, and I began attending their religious services. I was welcomed with open arms, and was delighted at the joy and music with which the people in this group observed their religious practice. I feel connected, and truly appreciate the rabbi, his wife, and the people who volunteer their time generously to keep this group open and welcoming.

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

The warmth and genuine character of the people involved

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 29, 2009

Mitziut is really wonderful! I have been involved with Mitziut almost from its inception. Rabbi Menchem Cohen (assisted by many hard-working members) is able to bring Jewish ritual, Torah, etc... into this century and infuse all of it with a grand spiritual boost. We are shown how to take the teachings of Judaism, and make them personal, with an end purpose of making us better human beings. I have had a number of incredibly wonderful experiences, from participating in healing circles, to Mitziut's incredible art show! I am grateful to be part of such an incredible, progressive and caring community!

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

Emotional, spiritual, physical and creative progress.

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

Creative events--art shows, music with services, etc.

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

hardworking and helpful

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

Do AMAZING things!!! For humanity and for individuals and Judaism.

Ways to make it better...

More people attended events (though small groups can be nice sometimes, too).

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

Lack of funds and lack of new members.

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 29, 2009

mitziut is a wonderful jewish spiritual community dedicated to exploring the meaning and recovering the relavance of jewish traditional practices for contemporary times. mitziut is dedicated to being open and inclusiveness, welcoming all who come. mitziut also regularly participates in supporting local nonprofits through volunteer efforts.

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

different events and spiritual celebrations.

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

their curiosity and open-mindedness.

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

very supportive and helpful.

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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