Partners In Torah

Rating: 4.98 stars   134 reviews

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Location: Partners in Torah 228 Aycrigg Avenue Passaic NJ 07055 USA

Mission: Partners in Torah’s signature phone-study program offers Jewish adults of all backgrounds across North America a cost-free learning opportunity to discover Judaism—its culture, history, and traditions—at their pace and their schedule. Jewish men and women with an interest in acquiring specific skills (ex: Hebrew reading or Talmud) or in building their Jewish knowledge, are matched, one-to-one, with a carefully selected personal Torah trainer or “mentor,” for up to an hour-per-week of over-the-phone study and discussion. Participants can choose any topic, including Hebrew, Jewish philosophy, history—or a subject of their choosing.  Several different programs include www.PartnersInTorah.org | www.KoheletFellowships.com | www.MyKaddish.com | www.Jewpiter.com
Geographic areas served: National
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  


Fantastic organization - they have given me great partners from whom I have learned and continue to learn a great deal. My learning with them is a highlight of my week.

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

my life. As I said the learning partners have taught me a great deal and become good friends in my life.

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

not change anything off hand - I think what they do is phenomenal.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Absolutely a fantastic organization - I started going to a group 10 years ago and I am still in touch with my first chavruta and have had a few others since. Amazing people who have been a tremendous support system in my own teshuva and true friends.

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

my personal life and my learning.

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

just great people, dedicated and a great org.

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

very involved and helpful.

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

enable even more Torah study on much more than the "triage" level - continued support for people who didn't necessarily have an opportunity to learn formally. Also help get more ppl matched up faster with the right chavruta.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

This organization, who charge not even a penny for its services has being doing a great job all over the world....right now im living abroad and still they helped me to match me with a great partner...we study one hour a week but it has being enough to help me to improve my knowledge about our heritate, customs and even about our daily routines....i love this program and all his supporting staff!!!

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

My personal live....as a jew i have growth lots and as a person much more

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

bringing to other places and continents

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

free!!!! and they match you with incredible people....the staff is great

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

supportive and willing to help me in anything i needed...even they took their time to asnwer the most simple questions without hesitation

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

bring more people into their programs....and even expanded to other countries

Ways to make it better...

they had more money to pay for longer calls :)

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

their services are free...so they need to get lots of cash in donations

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

this is the best jewish learning program

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

THnka to Partners in Torah I had the chance to learn more about judaism even though im not in the states. the phone-study partnership is a great program to reach jews all over the world and educated them in our jewish heritage. Besides, the weekly emails are a great source to learn about the parasha. I love this program, and in my humble opinion, is one of the best kiruv programs ever.

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

my jewish learning

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

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

the staff and people who work there and mainly volunteers, so the people who was my tutor knew what my expectation and we, together, set a learning schedule for me.,

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

super friendly and ready to help me

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

help many more jews

Ways to make it better...

they could reach jews outsite us (now that i moved to colombia i could not gte their nicely phone calls)

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

Partners in Torah is an extraordinary organization. The idea is simple: they arrange for someone to learn with you individually over the phone. My partners quickly gauged my level and worked with me. The organization regularly monitors the relationship. I have now been learning Talmud once a week for several years. My study partner is excellent. This is real Gd-send for people, like me, who live in places remote from Jewish institutions for learning.

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

extraordinary

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

Sponsor more programs and get the word out. I found out about PiT through word of mouth. It costs relatively little to run a program like this. We learn over Skype for nothing. But we needed PiT to get us together.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

I called on a lark 5 years ago because they said it was free. Even if I paid thousands of dollars I could say that I have gotten more than my money's worth. My partner unlocked so many mysteries of Judaism and exposed me to the intricacies of Jewish law that I never would have discovered. More than that he has become a trusted advisor and friend, even being a witness at my wedding.

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

Learning torah and receiving tefellin

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

Get the word out. Everyone should be doing it.

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

The learning and the friendship.

Ways to make it better...

Could not be better.

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

Partners In Torah is an amazing organization! To be given the gift of 4 years (and going strong) of Torah learning with a brilliant, kind, patient, wonderful partner is simply incredible! We are very close to finishing a full Tractate of Talmud. I can not imagine a week without our scheduled learning. Partners In Torah has truly changed my life! I feel blessed - I can't thank you enough.

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

the fantastic amount of learning I've experienced, and the relationship I've nurtured with my partner.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

I have been studying through Partners in Torah for 6 years. My partner has become like a family member, but one of my choosing. The hour we spend together is like a breath of fresh Jewish air. She teaches me, inspires me and enlightens me. Due to the work of Partners in Torah I have an opportunity which would never have before been possible.

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

Deducated abd caring people. Their goal is to reach out and touch other Jewish lives. I am inspired at their resolve and willingness to give of their time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I've been studying with my partner for over 7 years. Always learn sosmething which I can teach to others. This is the best way for tikkun olam preparation

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

enhance not only my understanding of Jewish law but also Jewish life

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

the braodening of my vision

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

Always examples of Torah, Avodah and Gimilut Hasidim

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been with my partner Jerry for about seven years...First of all, he knows everything. He is so knowledgeable and he explains everything in excellendt analogies. , I cannot stump him. Every queston I ever had about the nature of the world, our religion, whatever, he explains the true Torah point of view and it makes sense. He is a serious, straight up guy and has been very influential in my becoming a baal tshuvah. I absolutely recomment PIT for any beginner who wants to see what being Jewish is really about.

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

how much I know about Torah and the jewish worldview.

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

Jerry ( my Partner in Torah) is sincere and really cares about me and my growth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I was matched with a Chavrusah about 3 years ago. It has been a wonderful learning experience and allowed me, a non-observant Jes the opportunity to gain insight and knowlege and to grow. The organization checks up on me every few months and I'm always happy to take their call. I'm greatful for an excellent learning opportunity.

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

Weekly phone calls with a Chavrusah

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

Learning

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

None.... everything has been handled by phone.

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

Feed a lot of hungry people.

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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4 people found this review helpful

The organization carefully matches the learner with the partner. The partner I am assigned is intelligent and well-matched to me. She is willing to spend time to find answers and review material ahead of time.

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

learning more about Judaism at no cost to me at a time which works for me without having any travel involved

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

the ability to facilitate Jewish learning no matter what the learner's schedule. Perfect for the busy individual

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

Reach out to a lot more people and ahave centers where people could go for one on one learning

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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