RAJE-USA INC

Rating: 4.9 stars   364 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 2915 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn NY 11235 USA

Mission: The mission of RAJE is to ensure that the current generation of, 18 – 30 year old, Russian American Jews be provided with the Jewish education, social bonding and positive inspiration needed to sufficiently strengthen their sense of Jewish peoplehood, thereby increasing the likelihood that they: Establish a Jewish household Affiliate themselves with and be involved in the life of the Jewish community Fulfill their spiritual needs through the study and practice of Judaism Develop a strong connection with the State of Israel
Results: Each year, approximately 750 students complete RAJE fellowship programming. As a direct result, most have remained involved in Jewish communal life by actively participating in follow-up programming and/or have found alternate venues of engagement within the community; 50% have chosen to continue their Jewish education in one form or another, 30% are now involved in UJA Federation network agencies, in leadership positions and/or other capacities.
Target demographics: 18 – 30 year old Russian American Jews
Geographic areas served: North America
Programs: RAJE developed a unique system of deep level engagement, known as the RAJE Fellowship program. The semester long program consists of ten, 4.5 hour sessions, 2 weekend retreats and a 14 day educational trip to Europe and Israel. Over the course of a single semester the students experience over 250 hours of highly impactful and transformative programming, a higher level of deep level engagement then any program of its type within the Jewish community.
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(718) 812-0779
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Since I came to America (this is for about 4 years) RAJE organization was always my second home, a place where I can grow spiritually, always find help and spend wonderful time with friends. It is by all means a unique place!!!! People working in this organization do a tremendous job, there is no another place like this...

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

...are altruistic people loving their job and the clients! Each of them has an outstanding personality and high professionalism.

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

renovate the old synagogue building they are located in. Even though the wonderful atmosphere is the most important, the lack of funds shows itself.If RAJE had more money, they would be able to help even more people learn about their culture and community

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

This organization makes a big difference in showing people what being religious is all about and how important it is to be part of being a jew. I am slowly watching the amount of people who are growing. I was just there for Simchat Torah and we had over 200 people dancing and singing, just all around participating. Raje has a wonderfull staff, some of them i know for years, they really do care about what they do and how they do it.

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

Re-do the building that is in need of a facelift. building is almost 100 yrs old.

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The organization helped me reach out to hundreds of young jewish professionals, make new friends and learn more about Judaism.

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

very friendly staff, pleasant volunteers, enjoyable experience

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

friendly

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

Change the world

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About every month

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

RAJE is a wonderful organization helping children of Russian-Jewish immigrants to reacquire their Jewish identity. I encountered RAJE a few years ago and, since then, became their ardent supporter. It is heart-warming to watch young teenagers rediscovering their Jewishness. The success rate of RAJE's programs is astounding. Kids who would otherwise be lost for the Jewish nation, marry Jewish boys/girls, raise Jewish families and follow Jewish traditions. RAJE classes are first quality -- both in depth and breadth, and their Israeli tour program is second to none. The dedication of RAJE staff is above reproach. Nowhere else the donated money can be applied with greater efficiency and results.

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

seeing an ever growing number of Russian immigrant teenagers becoming proud Jews

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

the educational and religious programs

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

are dedicated and caring

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

bring back hundreds of thousands "lost Jewish souls" back to their roots.

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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