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  

4 people found this review helpful

RAJE is a very welcoming, warm and resourceful organization. It satisfies spiritual needs and supports young Jewish people, who often find it hard to fit in anywhere. You will find a place in RAJE, no matter who you are.

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

organizing the trip to Israel for young people and classes.

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

not know what to say.

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

How welcoming and accepting they are.

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

very professional, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about resources.

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

do more for the people who really need it.

Ways to make it better...

could be involved with RAJE more often.

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

Fundraising and being known.

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

RAJE is a great place to be and to start one's involvement with volunteer services.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

RAJE is a great organization. They have a unique ability to engage local community in all age groups. The programs are tailored to enrich and to add to spiritual and individual growth. Staff is highly educated, friendly and openly shares their knowledge and experience.

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

the sense of the community. The great educational programs by the staff and interesting guest speakers.

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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3 people found this review helpful

RAJE helped my business, Rabbi Tokarsky took me to the Gateway dinner where I meet powerful people who do business with me ever since (it helps to feed my family), RAJE is a powerhouse for people who wants to meet who is who in Russian Jewish community. I feel that RAJE is doing a great job, perhaps we need to raise more funds for RAJE. If you have more questions about my experince with RAGE please contact me at AG@AlexGurman.com or mobile 917.825.8225,

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

contacts, people they put in front of you, advice of people who work there, like Rabbi Rubin

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

re start a business club

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

the opportunity to do good with people I feel comfortable

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

became friends for life, I have trust in relationship with people of RAJE

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

I think it has 10 mil already, but it needs a lot more, The more funds RAJE get the more Jewish families will be created, the more RAJE will perform. The is plenty of place to grow.

Ways to make it better...

I would be able to attend more events that RAJE does with donors

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

needs more funding, needs more donors, needs more fundraisers,

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?

2009-10-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

RAJE is the place to be. Gotta love it.They really care and help out many people find their true roots.

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

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

tireless and outgoing, readily available to assist any person in finding his right learning partner, or finding the right person to guide them through their troubles.

Ways to make it better...

I were to live closer to Brooklyn, then I could volunteer myself and be part of this wonderful group of people.

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?

2009-7-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

i am soo speachless as to what I have experienced this past summer. it was AMAZING, spiritual, fun and educational all at the same time.

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

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

very helpful

Ways to make it better...

nothing

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?

2009-7-01

 
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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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