Mitziut

Rating: 4.7 stars   53 reviews

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Location: 6636 N Washtenaw Chicago IL 60645 USA

Mission: At Mitziut we find how the text, liturgy and holidays teach us to live in the world today. Many of us having searched elsewhere, we foster community and Divine experience by singing, dancing, praying, drumming, working for social justice and eating together. We welcome all regardless of race, class, religion, sex, sexuality, gender and gender identity, age, ability or knowledge and experience of Judaism. Current offerings include Shabbos and holidays, a Jewish drum circle, classes and spiritual guidance. We also have started going to festivals, like Burning Man, and setting up Jewish camps and hope to do more. Other future plans include a community center with such elements as a kosher cafe, copy center, computers, book swap library, offices for local non-profits and other needs of the Jewish and local community.  A monthly spiritual recharge for social justice workers, non-profits workers and activists is in the works. We also envision a study, prayer and meditation program for those who want to engage thusly several hours a day. These folks would potentially help run the community center as part of their program.
Geographic areas served: Greater Chicago-land
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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.

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

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

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?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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

terms of social and spiritual networking.

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?

2009-10-01

 
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